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WTO Dispute Settlement System: Case study of sub-Saharan African countries
To resolve resulting disputes arising from interpretation and application of the WTO trade rules enshrined in the WTO Agreement, the WTO has a remarkable dispute settlement system (DSS), which is in many respects unique among international dispute settlement systems. Operational for eighteen years now, it has been more prolific than any other international, state-to-state dispute settlement system over the same period. Between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 2012, a total of 454 disputes had been brought to the WTO for resolution. However, to-date the DSS has been used much less by LICs and no sub-Saharan African country, whether LIC, LDC or other, has ever used the WTO DSS as a complainant. To expound on this very limited use of the DSS by sub-Saharan African countries in particular, trapca with funding from the Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF) commissioned a study with an interesting insight on these issues. Download full paper
Call for Research Proposals
The WTO Chairs at the University of Mauritius is pleased to open the 2013 call for Research Proposals for Young African Researchers bidding for small research grants.