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The Future of the Multilateral Trading System

Richard Snape Lecture 2012

The Commission's 2012 Richard Snape Lecture was delivered on 26 November 2012 by Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

In this year's Lecture, Pascal Lamy drew on his extensive insight into international trade liberalisation to discuss the future of the multilateral trading system in the present era of global economic uncertainty.

Pascal Lamy's distinguished career includes high level appointments in both the public and private sectors, as well as in academia. Prior to taking up his current position in 2004, he was Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission, and before that, CEO of Credit Lyonnais.