Publication in Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific

Triage care for the WTO 

A logo is pictured outside the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters next to a red traffic light in Geneva, Switzerland, 2 October 2018 (Photo: Reuters/Denis Balibouse).

Authors: Weihuan Zhou, UNSW Sydney and Colin B Picker, University of Wollongong

The ongoing crisis in the dispute settlement mechanism (DSM) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is approaching a critical point. This is a result of the US blockage of the appointment of members to the WTO’s highest court, the Appellate Body (AB). Read more…