The Challenge of Reforming the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding
University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
Thomas A. Zimmermann
SIAW-HSG (Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research; University of St. Gallen); ASERI - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano); SECO - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Switzerland)
Intereconomics - Review of European Economic Policy, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 241-245, September - October 2003
The May 2003 deadline for the completion of the negotiations on improvements and clarifications of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) under the Doha Mandate has not been met. However, Members agreed in July 2003 to extend the deadline for the review until the end of May 2004. This article briefly summarises the past six years of negotiations on the DSU review, the most contentious issues and the systemic difficulties of the negotiations. We conclude with prospects for the forthcoming negotiations until 2004.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 5
Keywords: WTO, dispute settlement, DSU, DSU Review negotiations
JEL Classification: F13
Date posted: February 14, 2005
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