Overcome the paralysis of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism
In its current form, the Enforcement Regulation entitles the EU to immediately suspend concessions on goods and public procurement, or impose retaliatory tariffs only to respond to illegal safeguard measures adopted by third countries or to react to the unilateral withdrawal of trade concessions by other WTO Members. The EU has resorted to this type of immediate retaliation only once, against the United States, after it imposed Section 232 duties on EU steel and aluminium. The EU considered the Section 232 duties to be illegal safeguard measures (See Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/724 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/886.)
To read the full article, please visit EU Law Live.