Since December 11th the WTO’s appeals court hasn’t been able to hear a case in the appeals court. This is because the United States is refusing to appoint new judges to that court. This freezing has made appealing any case in the WTO effectively a veto until the US gives the OK symbol. Why is America doing this? Because the WTO classifies China as a developing country, leading to many trade benefits, and the US objects to that. Here’s what is happening!