A leaked version of the text of WTO negotiations on reforming the dispute settlement system confirms that the draft agreement still includes no language on the question of an appeal or review mechanism to challenge panel verdicts.
WTO crisis and reform
Divisions persist between WTO members on all of the main topics on the agenda for the Abu Dhabi ministerial conference – MC13 – later this month. Below a status report on key negotiating items: fisheries subsidies, agriculture, dispute settlement reform, the Covid-19 TRIPS waiver extension and the future of the …
The chances of reaching agreement on a new dispute settlement system at the WTO ministerial meeting in Abu Dhabi next month are fading fast, as WTO members continue to disagree over key aspects of the planned new arrangements.
Here are some of the latest developments in World Trade Organization dispute settlement.
In Geneva, World Trade Organization negotiators are continuing their struggle to make meaningful progress on the various issues on which decisions are scheduled at the MC13 ministerial meeting in Abu Dhabi, now less than three months away. Hopes of publishing the emerging draft text on reform of the dispute settlement …
Here is a roundup of what trade think tanks have been up to this week.
It’s been business as usual at the WTO’s dispute settlement body this week, with disputes old and new getting an airing. But the ongoing negotiations over reforms of the dispute settlement system are increasingly overshadowing the deliberations.
Borderlex sat down with Alan Wolff to discuss his new book Revitalizing the World Trading System.
‘It is Time for Action’ was the WTO Public Forum’s motto this year as negotiators in Geneva start working on reforming the institution. But current actions of major players undermine the global trade rules. Perhaps we need less ‘action’, but more big picture thinking and more long-term system fixes.
The first draft of the long-awaited agreement on reform of the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement process is due to be presented to members in mid-October.