10 Facts About WTO Litigation & U.S. – China Litigation.

    China and WTO     Here are 10 interesting facts that my current research highlights concerning WTO litigation generally and U.S. – China litigation in the WTO.

  1. Only about 1/3 of all cases filed in the WTO actually result in full litigation. (For the U.S. it’s a bit  higher.)
  2. The U.S. has been a respondent more often than a complainant in the WTO.
  3. The U.S. has won about the same number of cases it has lost in the WTO.    
  4. China has brought more cases against the U.S. than it has against any other country.
  5. The U.S. has won all its decided cases against China that it bought as a complainant.
  6. China has won three cases against the U.S.
  7. The Bush and Obama administrations brought about the same number of cases against China.     
  8. The Bush administration brought about twice as many total cases in the WTO as has the Obama administration.
  9. The Clinton administration has brought about five times the cases in the WTO as has the Obama administration. 
  10. The total number of cases filed in the WTO from 1997-2011 has declined about 80%. 

                          U.S. – China Trade Litigation in the WTO / DSU (2001 – 2013)_– Four Charts._____

                               …… “U.S. & WTO Litigation, 1995 – 2012.” (Snapshot Chart) (From USTR data).

                               …… “China in the WTO / DSU (2001-2013).” (Chart) (April 25, 2013).

                               ……  “U.S. – China Win / Loss (2001-2013).” (Chart) (April 25, 2013).

                               …… “U.S. – China WTO Cases — Bush & Obama Administrations (6 Charts)” (April 2013).

About Stuart Malawer

Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International Trade at George Mason University (Schar School of Public Policy).
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1 Response to 10 Facts About WTO Litigation & U.S. – China Litigation.

  1. Libing Wei says:

    Dear Stuart,

    Sincerely I hope to express my gratitude to you for all the information and good articles. I think I benefited much in the reading.

    Best regards,

    Libing WEI


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