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Professor Julien Chaisse Quoted in the South China Morning Post on Australia’s plans to work together with U.S. to create new rules for how trading countries should behave with each other


Professor Julien Chaisse, an associate member of CCCL, explains that there are no existing mechanisms or provisions within the WTO to impose “collective sanctions”. The only form of “sanctions” are WTO rulings against a losing member country in a dispute brought before the WTO arbitration court or appellate body. Both Australia and China already have standing complaints against each other. Read the full article here: Su-Lin Tan, US-China trade growth has Australia asking whether WTO can stop ‘economic coercion’, South China Morning Post, August 27, 2021 <  >.