Options for future proofing regional trade agreement dispute settlement mechanisms

April 26, 2018


After decades of experience in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the World Trade Organization, trading nations have become accustomed to orderly and predicable mechanisms for resolving their trade disputes. This post argues that growing challenges in the multilateral environment provide an impetus to consider how the lessons learned in the multilateral system can be applied to regional dispute settlement mechanisms in anticipation of increased use in the future.

Topics: REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS (RTAS) INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW RTA DISPUTE SETTLEMENT RTA EXCHANGE

Authors: ROBERT MCDOUGALL

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