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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Sequencing: Dispute Settlement System of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Geraldo Vidigal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 May 2024

Stay of enforcement — International courts and tribunals, 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 In dispute settlement under the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), ‘sequencing’ refers to a procedural issue arising at the so-called compliance stage of WTO adjudication. A WTO Member found in breach of its WTO obligations in a report of the Dispute Settlement Body (‘DSB’) is usually awarded a reasonable period of time (‘RPT’) to comply with the findings and recommendations of the DSB (Determination of Reasonable Period of Time: Dispute Settlement System of the World Trade Organization (WTO)). The sequencing problem is a potential conflict occurring,...
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