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
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

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
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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