Monthly Archives: December 2011

Aviation & EU Emission Fees — European Court of Justice & New Trade Conflict — Anyway Out?

There is yet another new U.S. trade dispute developing. This time it’s between the U.S. and the EU. No surprise here. The European Court of Justice recently upheld the EU’s rules commencing January 1, 2012, to charge the world’s airlines … Continue reading

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Two New Trade Decisions — Fair Determinations for Newer Trade Issues? … Yes.

     There were two interesting developments yesterday in the U.S. pertaining to trade law and import remedies.       The first involved an administrative setback for Apple and the second a judicial setback for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Both decisions seem to be fair and … Continue reading

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China’s Cyberwarfare and Global Trade — How Can the U.S. Control it?

         Some in the U.S. are calling for the U.S. to consider new trade sanctions against China to combat commercial cyberwarfare by Chinese government-related enterprises. Others have championed almost forever trade sanctions to force the revaluation of the Yuan. Here … Continue reading

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New China Trade Restrictions — More Negotiations and Less Litigation? — Yes.

               Today China imposed antidumping and countervailing duties on the import of certain U.S. autos.  The auto sector, subject to prior WTO litigation, is a very sensitive sector of global commerce.      This recent Chinese trade action is in context … Continue reading

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Russia’s WTO Membership — Good for Trade? — Yes.

The 8th Ministerial Conference of the WTO meeting this week in Geneva is expected to accept Russia as a WTO Member. Interestingly, this follows close on the heels of China’s 10th anniversary of  joining the WTO. China’s accession to the WTO … Continue reading

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Reshoring, Corporate Strategy & Globalization — Overriding Low Wages & Low Taxes? …. Not Likely.

Over the last two years the Boston Consulting Group published two studies assessing global business strategy and leadership in the era of globalization. Two salient conclusions jump out from these studies. One, U.S. firms are likely to return some off-shore manufacturing … Continue reading

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