The Database on Compliance in World Trade Organization Disputes provides detailed information on disputes in which the respondent government was found to be in breach of its WTO obligations. It contains information on whether the respondent complied with the panel and/or appellate body ruling, when it complied, and how it complied including the specific policies adopted or revoked through an administrative or legislative process. Where possible, the database also includes information on the bilateral settlements reached by the complainant and respondent governments and the domestic conflict within the respondent over the resolution of the WTO dispute. All coding choices are accompanied by a detailed case summary and supporting documents including government records, press releases, industry publications, etc. The data are current through 2016 and cover disputes up to DS412. The data will be updated periodically.
This research was made possible with financial support from the National Science Foundation (SES-1421326, Leslie Johns PI / Lauren Peritz co-PI) and the Princeton University Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. Thanks to excellent research assistants and the colleagues who provided guidance.
Cite as: Peritz, Lauren. 2018. Database on Compliance in WTO Disputes. U.C. Davis.