Monthly Archives: August 2017

Better for the U.S. to File the New China IPR Case in the WTO … More Legitimacy?

The USTR fired a direct shot at Beijing last week as it formally started a §301 investigation into China’s intellectual property practices and entry of US firms into China, particularly in joint ventures. The formal decision to open an investigation followed Trump’s … Continue reading

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US China Trade Action Delayed Again — What’s Up?

      President Trump is going to sign a memo tomorrow Monday delaying actually filing a §301 USTR case against China for violation of U.S. intellectual property rights. By the way he has also failed to follow through on … Continue reading

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JOBS & FOREIGN INVESTMENT — States & Cities are on the Frontline.

  Good piece in the New York Times today discussing foreign investment into U.S. manufacturing and the role of cities and states in promoting this – all in the name of jobs. States and cities are on the frontline. The … Continue reading

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Two New US Trade Cases — To be filed with the USTR or the WTO?

  The Trump administration is now on the verge of initiating a new trade case against China even while its prior case concerning ‘national security and steel imports has not yet been filed. The problem is the Trump administration is … Continue reading

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THE WTO — U.S. & QATAR — What’s the Future?

  The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has again spuriously attacked the WTO for the way it has reviewed U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty cases. (We have lost most of our cases for years that have been reviewed by the WTO’s … Continue reading

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