New U.S. – China Trade Litigation in the WTO — Active Trade Litigation Continues.

Yesterday the Obama administration filed yet another action against China in the WTO dispute resolution system.  This complaint involves China’s antidumping and countervailing duties on the import of poultry from the U.S. This filing continues the aggressive enforcement actions first initiated during the Bush administration and built upon by the Obama administration. It’s a good idea to enforce global rules of trade. It’s also a good idea to settle trade disputes in a legal forum and not fight them out in newspapers, where they can spin out of control. I’ve recently reviewed the 10-year history of U.S.-China litigation in the WTO.  I concluded that both countries actually enforce adverse rulings fairly diligently. That’s good for the United States, China and the global trading system. United States-China WTO Litigation (2001–2010)
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About Stuart Malawer

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