US RELIES ON THE WTO TO SETTLE TRADE DISPUTES MORE THAN ANY OTHER MEMBER

Notwithstanding its complaints about the WTO, the Peterson Institute for International Economics reported in February that, since 1995, a total of 575 cases have been brought to the WTO, and the US has been either a complainant or respondent in 275 of them.  It is threatening to disable the process unless certain rules are revised, but hampering the system would also limit channels for potentially resolving US-China trade frictions.

https://piie.com/research/piie-charts/united-states-relies-wto-settle-trade-disputes-more-any-other-member

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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