Good news for them and for the WTO, which would have been obliged by the rules to establish a disputes Panel, if requested … but without any hope of resolving the problem by adjudication. bq. … Washington and Brussels seem to have decided that the economic interests at stake were too large to risk an unprecedented double ruling by the WTO which could have found both sides at fault. (“FT”:http://news.ft.com/cms/s/5015955a-63d5-11d9-b0ed-00000e2511c8.html)
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher