Authors’ note: U.S. trade policy may well be affected by the results of the November 3rd election, which this column was written prior to.
In February 2020, we took note of the first adopted WTO dispute settlement panel to interpret the GATT 1994 Article XXI national security exception: Russia – Traffic in Transit. Now in Saudi Arabia – Measures Concerning the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (“Saudi – IP”), we have a second panel that deals with the defence.
Addressing a complaint by Qatar, the Panel found that it had established a prima facie case that the Kingdom . . . [more]