Wednesday, December 16, 2015
WTO Dispute Settlement News
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which reached another milestone this year - the receipt of its 500th trade dispute for settlement. Developed and developing countries have initiated disputes in almost equal numbers. The United States has been the most frequent complainant and respondent, with the European Communities a close second. Most of the disputes have focused on anti-dumping and subsidy issues.
On December 8, the United States filed yet another trade dispute with the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. This complaint alleges that China has violated WTO rules with respect tax advantages provided in the sale of domestically produced aircraft. For more information, see WT/DS501/1.