Talking Disputes, The Appellate Body's decision in US - Tuna II
This event will introduce the recent WTO Appellate Body decision on the US dolphin-safe label (DS381). The landmark decision notably found that the label was discriminating against Mexican tuna products by applying less strict standards for products from other regions. In doing so, the judges provided important indications regarding the application of the TBT Agreement for labels and product standards. Distinguished experts will introduce key aspects of the case, setting the stage for a targeted discussion. Additional information is available here.
17:30 Welcoming apéro and introductory remarks
18:00 Panel Discussion
Prof. Thomas Cottier, World Trade Institute
Iain Sandford, Sidley Austin
Hannes Schloemann, WTI Advisors
18:40 Open discussion
'Talking Disputes' is designed to allow for the discussion of WTO cases, one at a time, in a round of interested experts, delegates and others in Geneva. One or two experts will present key aspects of the case, setting the stage for a targeted discussion, usually with a designated commentator breaking the ice.
WTI Advisors is a specialized provider of professional services in international trade policy, law and economics, with bases in Oxford and Geneva. Our practice is built around a core team of experienced trade practitioners, our close partner is the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Bern.
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) aims to influence the international trade system such that it advances the goal of sustainable development. As an independent, non-profit, and non-governmental organization, ICTSD engages a broad range of actors in ongoing dialogue on trade and sustainable development policy.
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