Last month, Sidley presented a webinar about the Multiparty Interim Appeal-Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA). The MPIA bridges a crucial gap in the WTO dispute settlement system that results from the Appellate Body’s temporary inability to hear appeals within the existing WTO framework, preserving two-stage binding WTO dispute settlement between the MPIA participants. The arrangement was made effective on April 30, through communication to the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body.
Please join Katherine Connolly and Nicolas Lockhart for two follow-up webinars as they dig deeper with our panelists into the practical impact of the interim measure. In each session, participants will gain insights directly from the diplomats who successfully negotiated the MPIA, as well as other thought leaders in the WTO community.
For an overview of the MPIA, please see this recent Sidley Update.
For further information on the webinar, please visit the Sidley website here.