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Roberto Azevedo, head of the World Trade Organization, announced he will depart one year before the end of his eight-year mandate at the helm of an organization that has been lambasted by the Trump administration for being unfair to the United States at the expense of China.

Debra Steger, who was Canada's senior negotiator during the creation of the WTO in 1995, said the organization needs to act to correct shortcomings in its management and governance structure.

"The lack of leadership in strategic planning and policy-making is the major problem in the WTO," Steger, a senior fellow at the Centre of International...

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