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Criticism mounts as U.S. links Appellate Body reform to process for filling seats

August 31, 2017
The United States is coming under fire at the World Trade Organization from members who feel the U.S. is tying its support for a process to fill vacancies on the Appellate Body to its hopes for action on grievances the U.S. has long had with the body's independence and activism. WTO members flung criticism at the U.S. for making that link at an Aug. 31 meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body, informed sources said. Members left the meeting unsatisfied with...


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