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Qatar has asked the World Trade Organisation 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 , escalating a trade complaint it lodged with it in July.

The initial complaint, which also included Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, triggered a 60-day window to settle the issue in talks without entering years of litigation.

The document did not mention Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and it was not immediately clear if Qatar would also ask for adjudication in its complaints against them.

It said, it would make the first request at the next meeting on 24th of this month.


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