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USTR, in lengthy report, excoriates WTO Appellate Body for ‘repeated failure’

February 11, 2020 at 8:49 PM
The U.S. ratcheted up its pressure on the World Trade Organization Appellate Body on Tuesday, releasing a 174-page manifesto that accuses the appeals body of consolidating power at the expense of WTO members and laying out, in great detail, the arguments the U.S. has been making over a two-year crusade. “The Appellate Body’s failure to follow the agreed rules has undermined not only WTO dispute settlement, but the effectiveness and functioning of the WTO more generally,” the Office of the...

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