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Japan, Australia join reform push with WTO Appellate Body proposal

April 19, 2019 at 3:10 PM
Japan and Australia this week proposed language clarifying how the World Trade Organization Appellate Body should function, becoming the latest in a growing group of members attempting to address U.S. criticisms and stave off the impending paralysis of the appeals process. The Dispute Settlement Body draft decision, made public on Thursday, tackles the scope of Appellate Body rulings, the 90-day deadline for reports and the precedential value of previous reports -- all areas in which the U.S. has said it...


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