As of the end of December 2019, the WTO will no longer be able to resolve disputes between its members due to a lack of judges on its appellate body. In short, this will mean that the global trade picture will become even more of a battle between the weak and the strong. There are initiatives to bring into place alternative solutions, but it is only the WTO which has the standing to offer a long lasting answer. Next year will look even more dire on the global trade war front, unless something drastic changes.
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