Legal Issues of Developing Countries in the WTO Dispute Settlement System

Amirbekova Alua Sharipbekkyzy

Abstract


This paper studies the issues on standing up for national interests of developing countries in the – WTO dispute settlement system. The current rules setting forth the general procedure of dispute settlement within the WTO were considered with that procedure’s specifics in connection with developing countries, the experiences of a few countries were studied, the analysis was made in connection with the prospects of new WTO members’ adaptation to the real conditions of the dispute settlement process. The author opines that a successful pledge for such adaptation is the establishment of specialized governmental authorities with exclusive powers in connection with the WTO, improvement of their staff professionalism, establishment of connections with the private sector capable to influence the foreign trade policy, calling for private lawyers’ services.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5p50


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