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Some people say bringing the case to the WTO could provoke Beijing and complicate the issue, but I believe Japan can do it as a tactical move to put pressure on China.


Kiyotaka Akasaka, a former U.N. undersecretary general for communications and public information. He says Japan should take China to the World Trade Organization over its decision to ban imports of Japanese fishery products following the release of treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant

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The WTO court cases is backed up for years, and their resolutions don't amount to anything. It's as the title says. Filing a suit in the WTO is largely a symbolic gesture meant to provoke and perturb some other country. It achieves nothing of practical value.

The terms of two of the three members of the Appellate Body have expired. The AB has no quorum that is necessary to hear appeals. The dispute settlement system is not functioning. It would add zero pressure on China.

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Australia took China to the WTO over baring Australian barley and wine. Just before the hearing China pull the pin on baring Australian exports. It took 4 year but China did not want to go and front the WTO hearing because China would loose.

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Afraid of Bully I see, how the world has turned, bunch of cowards.

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