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G20 meet: Ways to strengthen WTO dispute settlement mechanism discussed

The meeting with the USTR is crucial since the conclusion of the 12th WTO ministerial in June, the outcome document had promised to revive the dispute settlement body in the next two years

G20 Ministerial Meeting in Bali on  WTO Dispute Settlement Reform (Photo: Piyush Goyal Twitter)
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A top court for trade disputes at the WTO or the appellate body has been defunct for close to three years now as the United States blocked the appointment of new judges

Shreya Nandi New Delhi
At the Group of 20 (G20) nations’ trade, investment, and industry ministerial meeting starting on Wednesday, trade ministers exchanged views on ways to strengthen the World Trade  Organisation’s (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism and make it more “accessible and efficient”.

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in a tweet said he participated in a discussion on WTO’s Dispute Settlement Reform that was convened by US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

The meeting with the USTR is crucial since the conclusion of the 12th WTO ministerial in June, the outcome document

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First Published: Sep 21 2022 | 7:43 PM IST

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