Monthly Archives: July 2013

Statistics and WTO Litigation — Helpful for Policymakers and Better Governance.

     A new study released this July by the WTO entitled “The Future and History of the WTO” and written by Professor Craig VanGrasstek presents, in part, a statistical assessment of  WTO litigation.  This innovative study relied upon data compiled by the WTO.  It is rare that a study … Continue reading

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Global Corporate Taxation & Multinational Corporations — A Big Step for Reform in Moscow. (Not Really that Big.)

      Taxation and trade are intricately related. More effective taxation of cross-border transactions of multinational corporations is necessary to ensure growth of global trade and economic development. Here are some major points enunciated by the G-20 finance ministers in Moscow this week concerning global … Continue reading

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19th Century Unequal Treaties and Chinese Foreign Policy Today — Time to Get Over Them.

     For China today its historical narrative is one of national humiliation at the imposition of “unequal treaties” by European powers throughout 19th century and continuing into the early 20th century. Under today’s international legal standards imposition of  such treaties … Continue reading

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First Case Filed Against Russia in WTO — Russian Recycling Fees on Auto Imports Challenged by the EU.

              The  EU filed the first case against Russia in the WTO yesterday. The Russian Federation joined the WTO last August (2012).      The EU argues that the Russian recycling fee imposed on auto imports violate the national treatment principle. The … Continue reading

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