The first digitally-enabled dialogue on the future of the multilateral rules-based trading system will be extended until 1 March 2019.
Canada will join a dozen other WTO members on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 24.
A review of US trade policies at the WTO became a venue for allies and adversaries alike to vent their anger at American policies they said were illegal and destructive.
Much of modern international trade and investment is driven by human know-how, knowledge, creativity and innovation.
Speaking at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on Monday, WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff gave nine reasons to be optimistic about global efforts for WTO reform.
The U.S. rejected the European Union’s proposal to reform the World Trade Organization, dealing a blow to international efforts to bolster the Geneva-based body.