Dispute settlement activity in 2011

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In 2011, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) received eight notifications from WTO members of formal requests for consultations under the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), less than half the number (17 notifications) received in 2010. This is the lowest number in the history of the WTO, the next lowest being 12 in 2005. Although the volume of new activity is low, the dispute settlement mechanism is currently dealing with numerous cases. The DSB adopted eight panel and five Appellate Body reports, including those in the largest case to come before the dispute settlement system, the case involving the European Union and Airbus..

Related Topics: The WTO ; Trade monitoring
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