July 15, 2013, London

Mr. Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, London spoke on the topic “The Future of Global Trade Policy” at Commonwealth Secretariat in London on July 15, 2013. Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development, Government of the UK also spoke on the occasion.

Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General, Commonwealth chaired the session. The other panellists included Alan Winters, Professor of Economics and Jim Rollo, Emeritus Professor (Law) at the University of Sussex.

Globalisation saw little reversal during the recent crisis mainly because of WTO, the role of social safety nets and the success of emerging economies in global trade, among others – Martin Wolf, Chief Economic Commentator, Financial Times

“UK government and DFID firmly believe that trade will play a key role in poverty reduction and the developing countries should be helped to reap the benefits of free and fair trade”- Justine Greening, UK’s Secretary of State for International Development