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Citing continued ‘systemic concerns,’ U.S. blocks Appellate Body restart

February 22, 2021 at 4:06 PM
The Biden administration on Monday showed it would not yet forfeit the World Trade Organization dispute settlement system leverage it inherited from the Trump administration, continuing a U.S. block on the restart of appointments to the Appellate Body over what it called “systemic concerns.” While the Biden administration has not yet outlined its plans for the WTO, many of the issues raised by the Trump administration – both about the Appellate Body and the organization writ large – are long-held...

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