blueberrywalrus t1_j1pgod6 wrote

Rule based order only works if the spirit of the rules is upheld.

The US is clearly violating that spirit here, but as a reaction to other countries doing the same.

As WTO rules are concencus based, there is no feasible way to change rules that are being abused, without forcing the issue. As the US is doing here.


blueberrywalrus t1_j1pg0i6 wrote

Rules change based on how their interpreted and the US is facing a long term disadvantage due to the contemporary interpretation of the rules.

Rather than abandoning the rules, the US has worked to establish new rules outside of WTO and is actively using the rules inherent to the WTO to force a renegotiation of the dispute resolution process.