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Liam Fox: Appellate Body a ‘most urgent’ issue facing the next DG

July 30, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Former British Trade Secretary Liam Fox, the United Kingdom’s candidate to lead the World Trade Organization, said on Thursday that he views resolving the Appellate Body impasse as one of the “most urgent” challenges facing the next director-general. Fox said during a Washington International Trade Association webinar that the view that the Appellate Body has operated beyond what was intended is “widespread.” The Appellate Body has been paralyzed by a U.S. block on new nominations. While the body should not...


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