The former GATT and World Trade Organization Director-General (1993–1995)
defends the multilateral trade system—“If goods do not pass frontiers, armies
will”—and describes the challenges facing the World Trade Organization
particularly in meeting the Doha Development Agenda. He responds to critics
whose beliefs about globalisation and the role of the WTO he says are based on
muddled thinking, and addresses trade-related issues including global
governance and the situation of the developing countries in the global economy.