Monthly Archives: October 2011

Domestic Compromise and Competitive Globalism – Isn’t it Obvious?

I was at an event last week when former President Bill Clinton made a great point. As global competition becomes fiercer there is a need for greater political cooperation domestically within the United States. This cooperation between political parties is … Continue reading

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Extraterritorial U.S. Economic Regulation and Prosecution — What’s the Impact? — Not Much?

What are the U.S. policy implications of extraterritorial application of U.S. economic legislation? Many pieces of U.S. economic legislation apply to operations and transactions of U.S. firms outside of the United States. They also apply to transactions of foreign corporation outside … Continue reading

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Russia’s Accession to the WTO, Almost — It’s Long Overdue.

         With the EU’s favorable action this week and Moscow’s announcement of its plan to join the Information Technology Agreement, the Russian Federation’s accession to the WTO has moved forward significantly. It’s almost completed. Only the opposition of Georgia seems to be holding … Continue reading

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Solar Panel Litigation & the Emerging Clean Energy Trade War — Good for Whom?

A new dumping / subsidies case was filed recently by American solar panel makers attacking China’s subsidies to its manufacturers. This filing with the International Trade Administration / U.S. International Trade Commission is a new skirmish in the emerging clean energy trade war … Continue reading

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Foreign Investment and National Security – Restricting Huawei’s Contracts & Investments – Wrong Signal?

Various attempts to acquire business opportunities in the U.S. by the Chinese telecom company, Huawei, have been blocked by the federal government. These federal actions have been based upon national security concerns over technology transfer and cybersecurity.  Global mergers and foreign investment are … Continue reading

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Three New Bilateral Trade Agreements — What’s the Real Impact? — Economic or Political?

Congress just passed the bilateral trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. This is clearly a rare bipartisan act and a success for President Obama. But what is the real significance of these new free-trade agreements? Is it economic (read … Continue reading

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Trade Remedy Actions — Which countries are the biggest users and biggest targets? — Some Surprises.

Which countries are the biggest users of trade remedy actions? Which countries are the most often targets of these investigations? What are the global trends in these cases? Here’s some very interesting data from the WTO concerning antidumping cases, countervailing … Continue reading

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