Debapriya Bhattacharya, Former CGD Visiting Fellow, Now Bangladesh Representative At WTO

October 12, 2007
Congratulations to former CGD Visiting Fellow (via the Fulbright Scholar Program) Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya for his appointment as Bangladesh's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization. At the WTO, Dr. Bhattacharya will no doubt continue to work on issues that he was working on while at the Center, albeit as an advocate for his government rather than as an academic. During Deb's visit I had the pleasure of co-authoring an issue brief with him on Bangladesh's adjustment to the phase-out of textile and apparel quotas. He will also no doubt want to address the tariff peaks on US imports that hit his country particularly hard. He is going to Geneva during a particularly difficult time, with prospects of a Doha revival fading fast. We here at the Center wish our former colleague the best in his new position.


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