Abstract: The question What is the universe of State responsibility in the WTO treaty system in light of the international law notion of attribution? does not have anything approaching an agreed normative answer in the WTO Agreements. Yet a considerable cadre of panels and Appellate Body reports share the view that acts or omission within a territory of a WTO Member must be attributable to that Member before invoking the responsibility of that Member for the purpose of dispute settlement under the WTO. This core is reflected in the observations of the Appellate Body and the panel in the
* Dr. Ngangjoh Hodu holds an LL.M, LL.Lic (Dr.iur) and LL.D from the
 See Appellate Body Report, United States “ Sunset Review of Anti-Dumping Duties on Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Japan, WT/DS244/AB/R, adopted, January 9, 2004, paras. 81-82.
 Panel Report, Brazil “ Measures Affecting Imports of Retreaded Tyres, WT/DS332/R, circulated
 See panel report Brazil “ Tyre, p. 236 at para. 7.399 and AB report, US “ Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sunset Review, paras. 81-82.