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DSB chair: Four cases could be decided before Appellate Body shuts down; others in limbo

By Brett Fortnam  / December 4, 2019 at 5:34 PM
The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body could complete work on four of 14 pending appeals despite an expected shutdown of the appellate system beginning next week, according to the Dispute Settlement Body chairman, leaving ten cases in limbo. David Walker, New Zealand’s ambassador to the WTO, told members at a DSB meeting on Tuesday that he expected work to be completed on four appeals for which hearings have already been held: A case between Honduras and Australia over the latter’s...

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