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Turkey goes to WTO dispute settlement over EU steel safeguard
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Turkey goes to WTO dispute settlement over EU steel safeguard

The European Union is revising for a second time its steel import safeguard which it formally introduced in February 2019. Turkey is now potentially complicating the process. Imports of steel from across the world were restricted following the United States’ decision to introduce high tariffs on steel imports on national …

Life after the WTO Appellate Body: the case for more flexible dispute handling
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Life after the WTO Appellate Body: the case for more flexible dispute handling

The Appellate Body is dead – long live the WTO! In this column, Wolfgang Weiss discusses alternative ways to uphold compliance with World Trade Organization rules in spite of the current Appellate Body impasse. Weiss argues that the current crisis might alter the way panels apply WTO law.

Indonesia’s  WTO complaint against the EU’s renewable energy directive: what’s in it
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Indonesia’s WTO complaint against the EU’s renewable energy directive: what’s in it

It took Indonesia a long time to move from threat to action: but now we have the complaint filed by Jakarta  against the European Union’s REDII directive in its relation to imported biofuels. The Indonesian complaint also targets  France’s tax exemptions for biofuels – which do not cover biodiesel based …

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In brief: WTO panel largely rebuffs EU compliance claims in Airbus case

The European Union was largely rebuffed in a second compliance report it requested regarding subsidies to Airbus today at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. US tariffs introduced against the EU in retaliation for these subsidies are already in place. These tariffs were authorised in October by a WTO arbitrator …

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 …