Over the last 33 months, I have enjoyed posting my thought on various trade developments at the WTO, in the U.S., EU and elsewhere n the world. To date, there have been 421 posts. I have been pleasantly surprised that my posts have been seen around the world (the statistics say in 201 countries or territories), and I have appreciated the comments received from government officials, trade practitioners and academics on my posts over that time. So whether you have been a regular reader of my posts or have read or seen only one or a few, thanks for your interest.
While I may occasionally add a post, my efforts will largely cease as of today, July 14, 2022. There are no shortages of trade developments and important challenges for the global trading system at present and for the foreseeable future. For those participating in or monitoring developments and addressing challenges, I hope that global trade will contribute to sustainable development and improved opportunities for all. There is no shortage of excellent reporting and in depth writing from many publications, think tanks and individuals.
For myself, whether writing occasionally about the developments and challenges or simply observing from afar, I will continue to have a strong interest in the global trading system and the role of key countries in the system. Being an American and having practiced law in the U.S., I remain highly interested in the U.S. system and the efforts to ensure that trade benefits all in fact and contributes to addressing the pressing challenges of today and tomorrow.
Terence P. Stewart