The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Appellate Body is the final court of appeal for trade disputes heard at the Geneva-based trade body and it requires a minimum of three judges to hear cases. Photo: AFP

WTO: China blames US as appeal court comes to a halt, sparking new fears for global trading system

  • The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Appellate Body no longer has the minimum number of judges required to hear appeals to trade disputes
  • China says the United States has been an ‘obstruction’, while Washington openly admits it has been trying to force change at the world trade referee
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The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Appellate Body is the final court of appeal for trade disputes heard at the Geneva-based trade body and it requires a minimum of three judges to hear cases. Photo: AFP
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.