User login

MC13: Abu Dhabi

Ministers poised to reaffirm dispute settlement reform mandate, avoid political issues

February 28, 2024 at 3:38 PM
ABU DHABI -- Trade ministers here have largely converged around a ministerial statement that affirms a 2024 deadline for restoring the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement system, but they have not made progress on issues most likely to require political input, including a potential appellate stage and national security. The 13th ministerial outcome on dispute settlement reform is expected to be very similar to the draft ministerial decision submitted to ministers earlier this month, trade officials told Inside U.S....

Not a subscriber? You can request 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on trade policy in the Biden era.