Key WTO body may become dysfunctional from December 11

News:The World Trade Organization’s(WTO) appellate body could become dysfunctional on December 11,2019 as the United States continues to block the appointment of members. Facts: About WTO’s Appellate Body: The World Trade Organization’s(WTO) Appellate Body was set up in 1995. It is a standing committee of seven members that presides over appeals against judgments passed in… Continue reading Key WTO body may become dysfunctional from December 11

New Delhi may not join interim arrangement to replace appellate body at WTO

India is unlikely to strike bilateral deals with World Trade Organization (WTO) members such as the European Union (EU) and Canada. The deal aims to work out an interim arrangement to preserve the dispute settlement function of the multilateral body by agreeing to set up arbitration panels to resolve disputes. The Appellate body considered the… Continue reading New Delhi may not join interim arrangement to replace appellate body at WTO

India warns WTO’s appeals body may collapse

India has warned of the collapse of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body. This statement came as the US has repeatedly blocked the selection complaining the Appellate Body failed to follow the rules in the Dispute Settlement Understanding. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization that is concerned with the regulation of… Continue reading India warns WTO’s appeals body may collapse

Delhi offers blueprint to promote development, inclusivity at WTO

India has offered a blueprint for promoting development and inclusivity at the World Trade Organization(WTO).It has emphasized that resolving the crisis at its highest adjudicating body must be a top priority. The WTO Appellate Body which is an intergovernmental dispute settlement system for resolving and enforcing global trade rules will become dysfunctional from 11 December,2019… Continue reading Delhi offers blueprint to promote development, inclusivity at WTO

Discourse on WTO reform lacks balance

The second informal meeting of trade ministers from about 20 member nations of the World Trade Organization(WTO) has started in India. During the meeting,India has raised the issue of deadlock in WTO’s dispute settlement body and attempts by developed nations to deny developing countries access to certain trade benefits. US has consistently blocked the appointment… Continue reading Discourse on WTO reform lacks balance