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WTO director-general: U.S. initiating discussions on dispute settlement reform

April 26, 2022 at 7:33 PM
The United States is reaching out to other World Trade Organization members to discuss dispute settlement reform as members are hoping to agree on a framework outlining how to advance broad discussions on WTO reform by the organization’s June ministerial conference, according to Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The WTO’s Appellate Body has been paralyzed since December 2019, the result of the U.S. blocking new appointments to the panel since the summer of 2017. The lack of a functioning Appellate Body means...

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