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Tai: Dispute settlement, negotiating reforms ‘intimately linked’ at WTO

October 14, 2021 at 12:16 PM
Efforts to reform the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement system won’t get far without an overhaul of the WTO negotiating function and should be a process that stems from conversations and not a U.S. proposal, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Thursday in a speech outlining the Biden administration’s vision for the WTO. The U.S. has been blocking new appointments to the WTO’s Appellate Body since mid-2017, leaving behind a fractured dispute settlement system in which the appeals stage...

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