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EU trade commissioner Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief

May 31, 2020 - Reuters Africa
Board and Executive Moves

BRUSSELS, May 31 (Reuters) - European trade commissioner Phil Hogan is considering putting his name forward as a candidate to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, his spokesman said on Sunday.

The WTO post will become vacant at the end of August after incumbent Roberto Azevedo said he would step down a year early.

The next director-general will be faced with intensifying U.S.-China tensions and rising protectionism, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The...