The pages on this web site regarding the Appellate Body and the
Appellate Body Secretariat are intended solely for information. These pages
do not constitute an authoritative interpretation of the WTO Agreements,
including the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement
of Disputes, or the Working Procedures for Appellate Review.
Introduction back to top
Appeals in the
WTO dispute settlement system
This link takes you to the section on disputes in the WTO guide “Understanding
News back to top
Appellate Body Members and Secretariat back to top
The Appellate Body is composed of seven
Members who are appointed by the DSB to
serve for four-year terms, with the possibility of being reappointed once.
The Appellate Body membership shall be broadly representative of membership
in the WTO. The Appellate Body receives administrative and legal support
from the Appellate Body Secretariat.
Procedures for Appellate Review back to top
Appeals are conducted according to the procedures
established under the DSU and the Working Procedures for Appellate
Current Appeals back to top
25 April 2014: China filed a Notice of Appeal in “China — Measures related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten, and Molybdenum” (DS432 and DS433).
8 April 2014: The United States filed a Notice of Appeal in China — Measures related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten and Molybdenum (DS431).
Appellate Body Reports back to top
The Reports of the Appellate Body for individual appeals.
> Chronological list, with links to the Reports.
on number of appeals.
Analytical Index: Guide to WTO Law and Practice
Appellate Body Repertory of
Reports and Awards 1995–2005
from online bookshop
Appellate Body Annual Report back to top
10th Anniversary Conferences back to top
Academic Groups to host
conferences commemorating establishment of WTO Appellate Body.
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