Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)/Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU)
over AB selection process lingers on, US again criticised
Raja, Geneva, 27 October 2017)
impasse over the launch of the process for the selection of new Appellate
Body (AB) members to fill current and upcoming vacancies on the Appellate
Body continues with the United States again saying that it is not
in a position to agree to the launch of this process until its concerns
over the continued service of former AB members are addressed.
outcomes possible at MC11, unilateralist USA insists
Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 16 October 2017)
United States, which sent a low-level delegation to the Marrakesh
meeting, continued to maintain its unilateral position that no outcomes
are possible at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial
meeting in Buenos Aires beginning on 10 December, participants told
assault on DSU and DG's "deafening silence"
Ravi Kanth, Geneva , 3 October 2017)
United States appears to be mounting a sustained assault on the Dispute
Settlement Understanding (DSU) of the World Trade Organization, with
the objective of eliminating the negative consensus rule, something
that the US had principally pushed for in 1993 as a condition for
its acceptance of the DSU.
told to de-link its AB concerns from selection process
Raja, Geneva, 21 September 2017)
large number of WTO Members have made clear to the United States that
no linkage should be made between its concerns regarding the WTO Appellate
Body (AB) and the launching of the selection process for new AB members.
Azevedo needs to come clean on his meeting with USTR
Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 27 June 2017)
World Trade Organization's Director-General Roberto Azevedo needs
to come clean about his meeting with the United States Trade Representative
Robert Lighthizer early this month during which the USTR served notice
about the changes the Trump administration wants to see in the Dispute
Settlement Body, according to people familiar with the development.