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EU, China, 15 Others Form Alliance to Settle Trade Disputes

  • Group seeks to replicate the WTO’s defunct appellate body
  • Members take note of Trump’s renewed call for WTO reform
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The European Union and a group of 16 nations that includes China and Brazil are forming an alliance to settle their trade disputes using an appeals and arbitration system at the World Trade Organization to replace temporarily a process stymied by the U.S.