Overview of Cases in the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) in 2016
Cecilia J Flores Elizondo
The case note presents an account of the dispute cases decided in the WTO DSM during the period from January to November 2016. As such, the case note explains the main arguments and interpretations deriving from the reports issued by both the panels and the Appellate Body (AB). Interestingly, this year the panels and AB engaged in the interpretation of a number of provisions in the WTO Agreements for the first time. Such interpretations are highlighted accordingly. The note further outlines the cases that are currently under consultations, as well as those disputes the panels for which have been composed. The note concludes with some final remarks.