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The Challenge of Reforming the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding


  • Heinz Hauser

    (Swiss Institute for International Economics & Applied Economic Research, University of St. Gallen SIAW-HSG)

  • Thomas A. Zimmermann

    (Swiss Institute for International Economics & Applied Economic Research, University of St. Gallen SIAW-HSG)


The May 2003 deadline for the completion of the negotiations on improvements and clarifications of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) under the Doha Mandate has not been met. However, Members agreed in July 2003 to extend the deadline for the review until the end of May 2004. This article briefly summarises the past six years of negotiations on the DSU review, the most contentious issues and the systemic difficulties of the negotiations. We conclude with prospects for the forthcoming negotiations until 2004.

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  • Heinz Hauser & Thomas A. Zimmermann, 2005. "The Challenge of Reforming the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding," International Trade 0502014, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0502014
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    WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding DSU Review;

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business

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