Conference by Prof. Giorgio Sacerdoti: Dispute settlement of EU trade disputes between the WTO and FTAs mechanisms – 19 April 2021, 1:00-2:15 pm (CET)
19 April 2021, 1:00-2:15 pm (CET)
The EU Commission, in its recent Trade Policy Review – An Open, Sustainable and Assertive Trade Policy of 18 February 2021 and Annex 1 on reforming the WTO, has restated its support for the multilateral trading system, including the improvement of its dispute settlement system to make it fully operative again. At the same time, the EU Commission has taken steps to enforce more decisively its bilateral trade agreements, including recourse to their dispute settlement mechanisms. The Commission has gone the bilateral way for the first time in 2020 by triggering bilateral panels with Ukraine and Korea. The conference will take stock of these developments also in light of the relevant provisions of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the EU and the UK.
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Prof. Giorgio Sacerdoti
Former Chairman (2006-2007) and Member (2001-2009) of the WTO Appellate Body; member of the ICSID Roster of Arbitrators; member of the Arbitration Panel in the EU-Ukraine dispute under the bilateral FTA; Professor of International and European Law at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy).