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Roberto Azevêdo: Trade is not the Problem

October 18, 2018

Roberto Azevedo, World Trade Organization's Director General, says trade and immigration should not be blamed for employment woes. (IMF photo)

The IMF-World Bank Annual meetings bring together people from around the world to discuss issues that affect the global economy. This years meetings were held in Bali, Indonesia, and one issue at the top of the agenda was the rising backlash to globalization by workers who feel they're losing jobs to trade and immigration. Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization dispels those claims, and in this podcast, the IMF's Camilla Andersen asks Azevedo why he thinks international trade has been under fire of late.

Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization.