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Dispute Settlement
Without a means of settling disputes, the rules-based system would be less effective because the rules could not be enforced. The WTO dispute settlement system underscores the rule of law, and it makes the trading system more secure and predictable. The system is based on clearly-defined rules, with timetables for completing a case.
First rulings are made by a panel and endorsed (or rejected) by the WTO ’s full membership. Appeals based on points of law are possible. Read more

The Caribbean and the WTO Dispute Settlement System
Caribbean countries have participated actively in the WTO Dispute Settlement System. Below you can access those cases which involved at least one Caribbean country in the role of:

Third Parties
WTO Documents on Dispute Settlement
Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes
Rules of Conduct
Working Procedures for Appellate Review
Appellate Body Annual Reports
Appellate Body Annual Report 2008
Appellate Body Annual Report 2007
Appellate Body Annual Report 2006
Appellate Body Annual Report 2005
Appellate Body Annual Report 2004
Appellate Body Annual Report 2003
UNCTAD Project on Dispute Settlement: WTO Modules
Appellate Review
Implementation and Enforcement
GATT 1994
Anti-dumping Measures
Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
Safeguard Measures
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Technical Barriers to Trade
Textiles and Clothing
Government Procurement
WTO Analytical Index - Guide to WTO Law & Practice
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Source: WTO Secretariat