Reports have shown that the troika of WTO Ambassadors running the consultations with members on choosing a new DG have recommended Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Despite this, the US delegation is the only one that could not support her at the just-concluded meeting of the WTO.

The US expressed a preference for the Korean candidate, Yoo Myung-hee because of her trade experience and ability to hit the ground running while there was no reason given for objecting to the Nigerian. Consultations will continue and the final pronouncement of the DG will be made by November 9th, 2020.

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