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

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