skip to main content

COVID-19 Information and Guidance

Research Library

International Economics

Center for the U.S. and Mexico

Addressing the WTO appellate body crisis

Simon Lester

Addressing the WTO appellate body crisis.

A recent dispute between Mexico and Costa Rica about import restrictions on avocados was successfully resolved by a World Trade Organization panel, but many other disputes have stalled due to the U.S. government obstructing the appointments process for the WTO appeals court (formally known as the appellate body). What’s the solution? Simon Lester of the International Economics Program explains on the Baker Institute Blog.