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Canada part of interim mechanism to keep WTO dispute arbitration alive


Canadian Valerie Hughes will be among the arbitrators.

Ottawa—Canada and 22 other countries have agreed to an interim mechanism to keep the World Trade Organization functioning as a global trade referee during the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Valerie Hughes, an Ottawa lawyer and trade expert, was named one of the arbitrators on the Multi-party Interim Arrangement (MPIA), which will hear appeals from countries dissatisfied with WTO panel reports on trade disputes.
International Trade Minister Mary Ng said the MPIA’s creation “provides continuity for our businesses by preserving Canada’s right to a two-stage dispute settlement at the WTO among the 23 …read more

Source:: National Newswatch

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