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Insight: Will US ‘light another fire’ over Servansing’s bid for second Appellate Body term?
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Insight: Will US ‘light another fire’ over Servansing’s bid for second Appellate Body term?

Shree Baboo Chekitan Servansing will tell the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body on Monday that he wants a second term on the Appellate Body, Borderlex has learned. Now the big question: Will the US, which has blocked efforts to fill vacant seats on the WTO’s top court for almost …

EU says it has now ‘fully complied’ with latest WTO ruling on Airbus aid
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EU says it has now ‘fully complied’ with latest WTO ruling on Airbus aid

The EU says it has now “fully complied” with last week’s World Trade Organization ruling that faulted the bloc for not removing all illegal subsidies given to plane manufacturer Airbus.   Two days after the WTO’s Appellate Body issued its findings, the EU submitted a communication saying it had “eliminated …

Beyond Brussels: Japan threat to retaliate over US metals duties – more bark than bite?
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Beyond Brussels: Japan threat to retaliate over US metals duties – more bark than bite?

Japan may follow China by striking back against US steel and aluminium tariffs to the tune of $409 million, signalling that Tokyo is tired of trying to win an exemption from the levies through diplomacy. But the fact that Japan is weighing retaliation doesn’t mean it will actually act on …

EU’s lapsed duties on Pakistani PET are illegal, WTO Appellate Body says
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EU’s lapsed duties on Pakistani PET are illegal, WTO Appellate Body says

European antisubsidy duties on a Pakistani plastics ingredient that expired three years ago breach global trade rules, the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body said today, upholding a previous ruling.   The fact that the tariffs have lapsed means no action is required by either Islamabad or Brussels. But appeals judges’ …

Beyond Brussels: WTO tensions deepen over intellectual property, steel, Appellate Body
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Beyond Brussels: WTO tensions deepen over intellectual property, steel, Appellate Body

The World Trade Organization’s General Council meeting on Wednesday highlighted the deepening rift between the US and other members over steel, intellectual property and Appellate Body nominations. There seems to be no way out  of the crisis for now.

New EU dumping methodology is illegal, Chinese, Russians and Saudis say
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New EU dumping methodology is illegal, Chinese, Russians and Saudis say

The EU can expect legal challenges against its new law to protect the bloc against dumped and subsidized imports. That message came out loud and clear during a meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices.   The European regulation, which entered into force on 20 December, establishes …