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Determination of Reasonable Period of Time: Dispute Settlement System of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Shin-yi Peng

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024

Subject(s):
Developing countries — Subsidies — Burden of proof — Translations — Relationship between international and domestic law — Arbitration, procedure — Compliance with international decisions

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Prompt compliance with recommendations or rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body (‘DSB’) is essential in order to ensure effective resolution of disputes to the benefit of all Members of the World Trade Organization (‘WTO’). However, when prompt compliance is impracticable, proceedings under Article 21.3 Dispute Settlement Understanding (‘DSU’) often become a tug of war between the parties in dispute. 2 To ensure that responding parties do not operate under an open-ended time frame in complying with the recommendations and rulings of the DSB, Article 21.3 DSU...
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