The World Trade Organisation today sets the rules for 96 per cent of global trade. Photo: AFP

The US has crippled the WTO’s appeal court. What does this mean for Asia?

  • Washington’s decision to block the nomination of new judges to the court sees the organisation facing its biggest ever crisis, experts say
  • Observers warn that a toothless WTO could lead to an escalation of trade tensions such as the ongoing spat between Japan and Korea
Topic |   World Trade Organisation (WTO)

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The World Trade Organisation today sets the rules for 96 per cent of global trade. Photo: AFP
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Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin has nearly a decade of experience spanning journalism and public policy in Washington, Taipei and Beijing. For the Post, she covers geopolitics, diplomacy and policy trends in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.