The US Attack on the WTO Appellate Body

Legal Issues of Economic Integration, Vol. 45, Issue 1, Forthcoming

Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2017-29

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2017-44

16 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2017

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P.J. Kuijper

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law; University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Date Written: November 23, 2017

Abstract

The paper is an editorial that discusses the attack on the WTO Appellate Body that was already begun under the Obama administration and that under the Trump administration now risks to bring about the destruction of this effective (quasi-)judicial body. It discusses in some detail the history, background and the alleged justification for the US actions. It sets out some possible paths of action which could ensure the continued functioning of the Appellate Body.

Keywords: WTO Dispute Settlement, Appellate Body, US Objections to Present Functioning, Anti-Dumping Agreement (Art. 17(6)), Working Procedures for Appellate Review (Art. 15), WTO Decision-Making, Consensus, Majority Voting

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Kuijper, Pieter Jan, The US Attack on the WTO Appellate Body (November 23, 2017). Legal Issues of Economic Integration, Vol. 45, Issue 1, Forthcoming ; Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2017-29; Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2017-44. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3076399

Pieter Jan Kuijper (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law ( email )

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance ( email )

P.O.Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

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