19 WTO Members Formalize Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA)
On 30 April 2020, 19 WTO Members issued a statement formalizing the MPIA, an interim contingency measure based on Article 25 of the DSU in order to preserve the essential principles and features of the WTO dispute settlement system which include its binding character and two levels of adjudication through an independent and impartial appellate review of panel reports. The MPIA was first announced on 27 March 2020 (see 16 WTO Members Establish MPIA).
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