Author Archives: Stuart Malawer

About Stuart Malawer

Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International Trade at George Mason University (School of Public Policy).

Geopolitics & Global Trade — China & Russia — Changing the Rules?

    Good two articles appearing the same day in two of the world’s leading financial newspapers. They discuss China and Russia as posing fundamentally new challenges to the existing international political system.       The implicit question raised by these two … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

State Trade Missions, Global Trade Litigation and More — Active Trade Agenda & Developments.

           State trade missions, EU trade actions against Huawei, more cooperative trade diplomacy, trade and development, Russia and trade sanctions and the ECJ, are just some issues that have been highlighted during the last few weeks in the world … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

WTO Updates — Cotton Case, Bali, China — Challenges Ahead.

  There are major challenges ahead for the WTO. Here’s some recent developments: ….. Settlement of the U.S. – Brazil cotton case in the WTO is a novel approach, providing for ‘compensation’ and final settlement of dispute, but still allowing newer … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese Investment — Surges in the U.S. and the EU — On Real Estate — Repeat of the 1980s?

          Chinese direct investment in the EU was $108bn last year (2013). The U.K. was its largest market with a focus on real estate. Over the most recent nine-year period Chinese investment into U.K. real estate was over $7.1bn. … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Investor-State Clauses and Other Trade Issues — Still Contentious.

     The issues of maritime shipping (containerization), export subsidies, currency valuations, global taxation, Investor-State clauses in investment treaties, and WTO litigation continue to be big issues in global trade relations. They issues go to the core of global trade today. … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Active WTO Litigation and Other Global Trade Developments.

     Important trade developments recently have involved the WTO as to the ‘Bali Agreements,’ EU-Russia litigation, and threatened Russian litigation over U.S. trade sanctions. Also have had recent developments concerning U.S. anti-tax inversion rules and Chinese antitrust and corruption actions. Here … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

International Tax, Internet Governance, Trade Sanctions — International Institutions Fostering Global Rules.

      Four recent developments are really interesting. They deal with international taxation and new OECD and G20 proposals, ITU and  governance of the Internet, and threatened Russian litigation in the WTO over U.S. and European trade sanctions. The thread that … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment