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Without an Appellate Body, what’s next for the WTO?

December 11, 2019 at 12:20 PM
For the first time in its nearly 25-year history, the World Trade Organization opened for business on Wednesday without a properly functioning mechanism to settle disputes among its membership, leaving WTO members, lawmakers and business groups wondering what’s next. The WTO’s Appellate Body is down to just one member after the terms of two others expired on Tuesday. While WTO dispute settlement panels can rule on cases brought by members, if members choose to appeal a ruling, the WTO cannot...


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