WTO Dispute Roundup: Solar, Sugar Cases Plow Ahead

Law360 (August 15, 2019, 4:45 PM EDT) -- In Law360’s latest glimpse of the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body, two disputes over solar panel duties and sugar subsidies head to a more contentious phase, while Turkey momentarily stalls the European Union’s complaint over alleged drug restrictions.

US, China Set For New Clash Over Solar Duties

Thursday’s meeting saw China move its complaint against the Trump administration’s safeguard restrictions on solar panels and cells to the panel stage. The U.S. had blocked China’s bid for a panel at last month's meeting, but Beijing’s second request was automatically granted at Thursday’s session, per WTO rules.

President Donald Trump imposed the...

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