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Portman: Appellate Body nominations block needed to achieve WTO reform

November 8, 2019 at 10:29 AM
The Trump administration’s refusal to allow new judges to join the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body is needed to force essential reforms in Geneva, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) told Inside U.S. Trade this week. “The most fundamental reform is that the consensus approach, which is a foundation of the WTO, has proven to be unworkable, so they’ve lost a lot of authority,” Portman, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a former U.S. Trade Representative, said in an...

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