On WTO’s Agenda:
Revitalising International Trade Recovery in a Post-COVID-19 World
Ever since the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, it has made a great downfall towards international trade with both exporting and importing countries were unable to operate normally. Under this topic, the discussion should take into account the concerns coming from both exporting and importing countries as they are the main actors in achieving sustainability in the international trade. For the importing countries, as a lot of people lost their job due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation, the overall state budget was declining as well, as a result, there was a tremendous reduction on the demand side which made the importer find a hard time to make a living. In the other hand, the exporting countries find challenges where commodity prices get so unstable and the value of each commodity kept on decreasing which leaves the exporting countries with no choice but to reduce the scale of production in order to survive. The question that therefore delegates must answer is not limited to how we can make a sustainable recovery for international trade, but also on how we can make the recovery itself even for countries, especially the developing ones concerning their economic condition. Next issue that should be addressed is whether or not there is any alternative for international trade to shift from the current mechanism that exists?READ WTO BACKGROUND PAPER 2
Meet Your Chair:
Črt Samo Grošelj
My name is Črt (yes, there are actually no vowels in it, it’s not a typo) and I’m co-chairing the WTO Council at TEIMUN this year. I’m a third year International and European Law student at the University of Groningen. I find the interplay between politics and how the law works fascinating and I hope to see some of that reflect in the WTO Council this year.
I went to my first MUN when I was 16 and have been going to them ever since. I find debating politics one of the best ways to spend free time, especially with people of my age. Hopefully, we’ll get to see some fruitful debates at TEIMUN this year.
Aside from the obvious interest in MUN, I spend a lot of time on my degree. Apart from the university related stuff, I have been playing rugby for the past 6 years. I come from Slovenia, but grew up in Brussels so I have been around the politics of the EU for most of my life.
Fun Fact: I have never been able to figure out how to snap my fingers. It baffles me.