Why G20 Must Work to Restore WTO's Dispute Settlement System

September 7, 2023

It must be recognized that a core pillar supporting the multilateral trading system from 1995 into the late 2010s has been a well-functioning WTO dispute-settlement mechanism. Resolving trade disputes has been a central tenet of WTO’s role as a guarantor of an enforceable regime of predictable and rules-based trade. Most of the disputes were won by poor countries.