Litigation and Trade — Litigation Continues to be Critical.

                             Intl Law


     Legal proceedings continue to be a critical aspect of global trade relations. The Supreme Court, NAFTA panels, and WTO dispute resolution system have all seen new activity the first few weeks of the new year.


  • Money Laundering & NY condos. The US Treasury Dept. is now monitoring sales to the global rich in NY and Miami. “US Will Track Secret Buyers.” New York Times (Jan. 14, 2016). 



  • TransCanada’s NAFTA action under the investment dispute provisions (ISDS), as to Keystone Pipeline. “$15b Keystone Case.” 360Law (Jan. 12, 2016).


  • WTO trade sanctions for Canada & Mexico authorized against US in labeling dispute (COOL) — an agricultural restriction hiding as health and consumer information provision. “Sanctions Against the US.” WTO News (December 21, 2015).

About Stuart Malawer

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