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This Practice Note provides practical guidance on the implementation and enforcement of World Trade Organization’s (WTO) panel and Appellate Body reports and recommendations. The guidance covers the principle of prompt compliance and what occurs if there are any disagreements on prompt compliance. The surveillance of compliance aspect is covered as well as how Member States may obtain either compensation as a result of non-compliance or how to obtain authorisation to suspend concession or obligations under the covered agreements.
The WTO dispute settlement system is dependent on the actual implementation of any finding or recommendation made by either the panel or the Appellate Body for it to be an effective dispute resolution mechanism. The Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU) sets out rules to ensure that panel and Appellate Body findings and recommendations are implemented. The DSU also caters for situations where there is a lack of compliance in implementation which ultimately may lead to compensation and a suspension of concessions.
Article 3.7 states that the first objective of the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism is to secure the withdrawal of the inconsistent measures. Article 21.1 echoes this as it provides that prompt compliance with the recommendations and ruling so the DSB
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