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Previously, it had been difficult to track down information on the
more than 300 dispute cases lodged in the WTO. With the new “Find dispute
cases” page, readers may easily obtain a list of cases meeting criteria they
specify, such as subject (steel, apples etc.), complainant, respondent or
For each dispute a web page has been created in English, French and Spanish
which gives a summary of the dispute to date, as well as highlighting key
facts and providing links to documents and rulings.
In addition, the website now provides improved lists of disputes by
Searches for documents resulting from the dispute settlement process
(available through the Documents Online database) are now made easier
through the “Find dispute documents” page.
On the WTO dispute settlement gateway, one can also find recent dispute
documents (e.g. in the last ten days), a regular update of all WTO dispute
settlement cases, and summaries of Dispute Settlement Body meetings. There
is also an introduction to the WTO dispute settlement mechanism, as well as
updates on the ongoing negotiations on the Dispute Settlement Understanding.