Practice Areas
WTO Dispute Settlement

The best international agreements are worthless if obligations cannot be enforced when one of the signatories fails to comply. The WTO Dispute Settlement System plays an important role in clarifying and enforcing WTO Member legal obligations contained within existing WTO Agreements. This mechanism has gained strong practical relevance with more than 474 disputes having been initiated from 1 January 1995 through to February 2014. It continues to be regarded as the central pillar of the multilateral trading system.


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