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THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BODY OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (DSB)

THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BODY OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (DSB)

As the days pass by, our world is becoming smaller each day due to the rapid developments. Therefore, words are not enough to stress the importance of trade, amongst these connected countries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade. Furthermore, one of the main activities of the WTO is resolving trade disputes, which arose when a member government believes another member government is violating an agreement or a commitment that it has made in the WTO. By being the first moot court simulation to perform as WTO, as a dispute settlement body, esteemed participants are more than welcome to join us in this journey! World Trade Organization has a unique way to settle disputes, in order to contribute to the stability of global economy. To achieve it, WTO members have agreed that if they believe fellow-members are violating trade rules, they need to apply to WTO first, meaning abiding by the agreed procedures, and respecting judgments. Meaning, complaining and the defendant countries should go through the “consultations stage” first, before going to the “panel stage”, where the non-agreed disputes are settled. In Justinianus Moot Courts’19, honourable advocates and judges will work on a dispute over “anti-dumping”. Due to numerous cases brought to WTO relating this issue; there is no need to explain how important this topic is. Anti-dumping tax is a response given to the seller-country who tries to sell its products at a lower price than the market value in order to gain a competitive advantage. Countries buying these goods add anti-dumping tax to these products, in order to balance their advantage to the products made in their country, to protect its own sellers. In short, respective participants will argue over a dispute brought by Republic of Korea, where the defendant is USA concerning anti‑dumping and countervailing measures relating to large residential washers. South Korea has been subjected to anti-dumping tax, regarding its washing machines, and applied to WTO. Let’s solve this case together, and contribute to the world’s economy!

Court information

  • Case

    Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures on large residential washers from Korea

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  • Documents
  • ROP
  • Handbook