Communication Flows in International Economic Law
In 2011 there have been some fifteen disputes adjudicated in the WTO. Ten of these have been decided at the Panel level and some five have been deliberated upon by the Appellate Body. Three of the Panel Reports are in the Appellate process. Nine of the disputes have involved trade remedies with the majority involving anti-dumping. Three disputes concern technical standards; three have involved China’s Protocol of Accession and two disputes have a focus mainly on national treatment. The United States has been involved in some nine of these disputes – out of these the US has been a respondent in all of them. The EU has been involved in four cases – twice as respondent and twice as a complainant. China has been involved in some five of these disputes – four times as a complainant and once as a respondent. Other major emerging economies participating in disputes include Mexico, Brazil and Korea. Disputes in which other developing countries have been parties include those involving the Philippines, Viet Nam, Thailand and Indonesia.
Asif H Qureshi