It would seem that key to the WTO’s future success is its ability to ensure that free trade becomes fairer, and that the benefits of free trade are spread more evenly.
The WTO has a difficult job. It must reconcile not only the diverse interests of developed economies but developing ones also. It must reconcile the interests of governments, business and people, rich and poor. It must balance the wealth-creating potential of free trade, with the inequality it can also intensify. It must take account of the environment and make allowances for cultural difference and uniqueness.