Major Trading Countries Bolster World Trade Rules With Arbitral Mechanism


On March 27, 2020, 16 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced the Multiparty Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (the MPIA or the Arrangement). The participating Members are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the European Union (EU), Guatemala, Hong Kong (China), Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland and Uruguay.

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