It’s getting ever clearer: the EU is planning to rely increasingly on its bilateral free trade agreements to settle trade disputes with its partners. It is now actively testing the ground.
Tag: World Trade Organization Appellate Body
Former Appellate Body member Peter Van den Bossche in conversation with Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer on the WTO crisis, the slow death of the Appellate Body and aircraft subsidy cases.
There’s been movement on WTO issues this week. The EU has triggered Plan B on the appellate body, and the Paris meeting of trade ministers also helped WTO members bring a few other ongoing files forward.
The mediation process over the crisis of appointments of departing members of World Trade Organization Appellate Body members initiated last February by New Zealand’s veteran trade diplomat David Walker has visibly channelled discussions over the most divisive issue currently in the WTO onto a path of constructive proposals. On Tuesday …