At the same time developing
countries face many challenges to ensure their effective participation in the mechanism. This paper
presents statistical evidence of how Latin-American countries have been very active in their use of the DSM, especially when their use of the mechanism is compared to their participation in world trade.
This paper also analyses why, to a large extent, Latin American countries have overcome the
challenges of participating in the DSM; and have done so by coming up with innovative and creative
solutions, without deviating from the guidelines established by WTO rules.
Ra˙l A. Torres —
WTO development division
Dispute settlement, Latin-America, participation, challenges, litigation, retaliation, consultations, negotiations, panel
JEL classification numbers:
F13, F51, F53, K33, K41, K42
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