- Bali and the WTO — Limited but Significant Success.
- Two Trade Events to Watch — Bali and Russia ……… Portending the Future?
- Bad News and Good News — ‘Fast Track,’ Int’l Tax, Bali and Regional Agreements.
- Trade Issues Just Keep Expanding — NSA Spying, Regulation, Financial Sanctions, ‘Fast Track’, FOREX, Torture / Corruption, Dodd-Frank …….
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Author Archives: Stuart Malawer
There was significant success at Bali yesterday. This has resulted in the ‘Bali Package’ of new global trade rules, relating to among other areas, trade facilitation. (But there was only limited success concerning agricultural subsidies because of India’s opposition.) This is … Continue reading
The developments leading up to Bali are really interesting. So is the rise of more regional trade negotiations. This includes the Russian-backed Customs Union. Will Bali succeed? If so will it arrest the trend to mega-regional agreements? The … Continue reading
The bad news is that “fast-track” authority is running into trouble in the Congress. There is considerable hesitation in the Congress to extend it to President Obama. The good news is that the Congress has begun to address … Continue reading
Trade Issues Just Keep Expanding — NSA Spying, Regulation, Financial Sanctions, ‘Fast Track’, FOREX, Torture / Corruption, Dodd-Frank …….
The last two weeks have seen increased opposition to ‘fast-track authority, increase growing concern over implications of NSA spying on trade negotiations, financial sanctions, and application of Dodd-Frank to foreign firms as well as concern of liability for foreign … Continue reading
Very significant developments have occurred within U.S. trade policy and trade relations the last few weeks. They include a renewed push by the Obama administration to attract foreign investment into the U.S., the launching of renewed attacks by the … Continue reading
Global Trends, Transnational Coalitions, Global Institutions — Better Multilateral Architecture Needed.
Global trade has slowed. The WTO is struggling with the completion of the Doha Round. Many newer forces are at work as evidenced by the items below. For example, the role of states and cities in global trade is vastly … Continue reading
Innovation, 21st Century Trade Rules, Gov’t Shutdown, Trade Deals & Domestic Reform, Corp. Inversions.
A range of newer issues have appeared recently in global trade discussions concerning innovation. 21st century rules, the U.S. government shutdown, the use of trade deals as leverage for domestic reform, and corporate cross-border mergers (“corporate inversions”). The following is … Continue reading
Doha Lite, Currency Manipulation, Investor Litigation, Corruption, Tobacco Controls, Sovereign Debt, Foreign Taxation.
A broad range of trade issues have continued to be raised in different international forums including the TPP, TTIP, World Bank and the WTO. They include among others Doha Lite, Currency Manipulation, Investor Litigation, Corruption, Tobacco Controls, Sovereign … Continue reading
The WTO is about to launch a three-day global forum on trade, innovation and the digital economy. The thesis is simple. We can increase global trade and growth, especially of developing countries, by increasing domestic innovation. This is … Continue reading
The last few weeks have been very busy in terms of developments in global trade. These developments range from the continued U.S. court rejection of the Argentine bond default practices, to greater international arbitration of global business disputes, a new … Continue reading