What are the most effective dispute settlement mechanisms within trade agreements? What scope is there for innovation?

Background

Trade remedies and trade dispute settlements are important safeguarding mechanisms where there are perceived abuses in the enforcement of the global rules-based system. Evidence should inform investigating authorities by focusing on what historical cases tell us about the effectiveness of these procedures.

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DIT Areas of research interest 2020 to 2021 GOVUK

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