The United States has vetoed the consensus reached on Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.
The US Deputy Trade Representative on Wednesday told the informal meeting of Heads of Delegation that US would not join the consensus.
Bloomberg‘s Bryce Baschuk reports on the next move.
He reports that WTO members will try to resolve this before their November 9 General Council meeting.
But he added that the United States is expected to dig its heels in and members may push a decision until 2021.
He notes that the US shall hold its presidential election on November 3 with the next president to be inaugurated on January 2021.