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Facilitator sends reform package for WTO appeal mechanism to members for decision
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Facilitator sends reform package for WTO appeal mechanism to members for decision

The General Council of the World Trade Organization had an extensive discussion of reform proposals for the institutions’ Appellate Body put together by David Walker, New Zealand’s envoy to the institution in Geneva. The ball is now in the camp of the members to take further decisions in the coming …

Damages found by the WTO in the Boeing case are not as high as the Airbus case
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Perception of measured US Airbus tariffs shifts EU focus on settlement talks

The perception in Brussels is that the approach taken in the choice and level of tariffs by the US Trade Representative to hit the European Union following yesterday’s WTO arbitrator’s green light in the Airbus affair is relatively measured. Accordingly, the EU’s own response to the tariffs, too, is expected …

UPDATE – Week Ahead in EU trade: Vietnam and Mercosur crunch week, DSB
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UPDATE – Week Ahead in EU trade: Vietnam and Mercosur crunch week, DSB

This article was updated on 24 June at 17.35 CET. New information includes detailed dates for the EU Vietnam agreements and an update/erratum on the Spanish olives dispute settlement case. This week we might see breakthroughs in the Vietnam and Mercosur trade agreements. We will certainly see more EU US …

Beyond Brussels: Appellate Body members rebuff Walker process reform proposals
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Beyond Brussels: Appellate Body members rebuff Walker process reform proposals

A new fault line is emerging in the crisis of the World Trade Organizations’ dispute settlement system. The European Union, which tabled proposals aimed at strengthening the Appellate Body’s independence – and won over China and India over to its ideas last year – is now facing a coalition of …

The ‘delegated act’ aims to phase out biofuels that contribute of high levels to deforestation by 2030
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WTO case against new EU biofuels regime under way, say sources

“It will come. And soon,” a source close to the Indonesian government said when asked if and when Jakarta would file a dispute at the World Trade Organization in response to the EU’s new rules on biofuel mixes being released today (21 May). Tuesday was the final act of a …