The United States and the WTO dispute settlement system
Authors : Robert Z. Lawrence, Council on Foreign Relations. Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies
Publisher : Council on Foreign Relations
Published Date : 2007-03-01
Page : 41 Pages
Language : en
Descriptions The United States and the WTO dispute settlement system
Lawrence addresses the critics of the dispute settlement mechanismboth those who think it should be tougher on countries that violate trade rules and those who think it is already so tough as to violate sovereignty. He points out the successes of the WTO since its creation in 1995 and argues that radical changes to the system are ill-advised. Lawrence nonetheless suggests several areas for reform, from steps that require multilateral negotiations, such as improving opportunities for nonstate actor participation in and enhancing transparency of the process, to changes the United States could make in its own behavior.