Fredrik Erixon talks to Roderick Abbott, Senior Adviser at ECIPE and former Deputy Director-General of the WTO and EU ambassador to Geneva. They discuss the crisis in the WTO’s appellate body. What has led to this impasse and what are the consequences for WTO members? Is there any solution in sight? Will this year’s Ministerial Conference help break the impasse, or will the US election worsen the crisis at the WTO?