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U.S. questions WTO Appellate Body compensation as others lament impending paralysis

November 22, 2019 at 4:27 PM
The U.S. this week lobbed a new criticism at the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body, arguing that the WTO compensation structure incentivizes the use of Rule 15, which allows former Appellate Body members to work on pending appeals after their term has ended. Meanwhile, as the Appellate Body teeters on the edge of paralysis, other WTO members are mourning the impending loss of the WTO appeals process. Friday marked the last scheduled Dispute Settlement Body meeting before Dec. 10, when...


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