WTO Appeals Body To Decide Russia-EU Pork Row By Feb. 23

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 4:56 PM EST) -- The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body said Tuesday it is wrapping up its analysis of a decision faulting Russia’s food safety restrictions on the European Union’s pork shipments and expects to issue a decision in the case by Feb. 23.

A lack of sufficient staffing within the Appellate Body Secretariat prevented it from delivering the report on time in early January, but a brief communication to WTO members made it clear that that obstacle had been overcome.

“We can now inform you that we expect to...
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