WTO Dispute Settlement Report

11/12/2007 12:00 - 1278 total view

Author: Daniel Drache-Director, Amy Arnott, Yunxiang Guan, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, Toronto 
The World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement system has evolved from the GATT system. As shown in Table 1, some improvements have been made as a result of the changeover. In this report, the rules and trends involved in the WTO dispute settlement system as well as the reasons behind them will be examined. First, the new panel process and its timeliness are explained. Second, the activities of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) since its inception in 1995 are looked at in detail. Specifically, this report looks at which parties are involved in cases, what subjects the cases revolve around, the agreements complaints are based on and the types of disputes resulting from this. Finally, current status and repetition of cases are examined. This report card should help readers to gain an understanding of what is happening in the WTO dispute settlement system.
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