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WTO interim appellate system operational as members name arbitrators

August 3, 2020 at 1:21 PM
The European Union-led stopgap system to deal with appeals at the World Trade Organization becomes operational this week after the parties to the agreement, which do not include the U.S., notified the Dispute Settlement Body of the agreed pool of 10 adjudicators. Nearly 25 WTO members, including the EU, Canada, China, Brazil, Mexico and Australia, have signed on to the Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement, or MPIA. With this last step, the arrangement is operational for use among those members...

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