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Lighthizer: Appellate Body blocks the only way to ensure reforms

March 12, 2019 at 4:10 PM
Blocking the appointment or reappointment of members to the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body is the only way for the U.S. to gain leverage in pushing for reforms, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. “If you’re not willing to be bold and use the only leverage you have with the WTO, which is to say that we won’t approve the appointment of Appellate Body members without reform, I don’t know any other way to...


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