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Qatar escalates UAE trade dispute, asks WTO to adjudicate

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Qatar escalates UAE trade dispute, asks WTO to adjudicate

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Qatar has asked the World Trade Organization to set up a dispute panel to adjudicate on its row with the United Arab Emirates, Qatar said in a document published by the WTO on Thursday, escalating a trade complaint it lodged with the WTO in July. The initial complaint, which also included Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, triggered a 60-day window to settle the issue in talks. But the UAE had refused to take part in talks, the Qatari submission to the WTO said.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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