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U.S. Says WTO’s Appellate Body Is Invalid, Balks at Compliance

  • Canada’s retaliation bid in WTO paper dispute rejected by U.S.
  • U.S. preciptitated the paralysis of the WTO appellate body

The Trump administration signaled it’s under no obligation to comply with certain World Trade Organization dispute rulings because the trade body’s appellate function is no longer operational.

In a document published Wednesday, the U.S. argues that Canada cannot legally retaliate against America’s tariffs on Canadian exports of a type of smooth paper used in magazines.