This is 2017 Spring Meeting of World Bank and IMF and I am not sure if "improve" has a negative meaning here. When I search for improve on dictionaries, they say "to become better", but in this context, it seems like a negative meaning because it says the number of violations has gone from a little over 2 percent to 6.5 percent of noncompliance with the trade commetments (so the percentage has increased). Please help me.
On trade, when I say that there is room to improve, you are talking to a former Secretary of Trade for France and I have been looking very carefully at the reports of the WTO. When you see that the number of violations, number of cases is steadily improving and has gone from a little over 2 percent to 6.5 percent of noncompliance with the trade commitments by the G20 countries alone between 2015 and 2016, when you see that there have been about 3,000 [new restrictive rules] since 2008, there is clearly an issue that needs to be addressed. There is a Dispute Settlement System that exists which has been used extensively by many partners, including the United States, the European Union and China, but it is clearly an area where there is room for improvement.