Author Archives: Stuart Malawer

About Stuart Malawer

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


    Newly completed article putting Trump’s trade remedy actions and perhaps foreign investment actions under rarely used national security, national emergency and foreign investment legislation. See ….. Malawer, TRUMP AND NATIONAL SECURITY (March 2018). Advertisements

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§232 + Art. XXI = WTO Blowup?

       The reliance of the Trump administration on Section 232, the national security provision under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, to impose trade restrictions on import of steel and aluminum, would certainly run into very serious WTO challenges.  This defense … Continue reading

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TRUMP AND TRADE — Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop?

  Here’s some passages from my upcoming article in the China and WTO Review (Spring 2018) on Trump’s trade policies ……………… ………………………………………………………..      The recently concluded WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, in December, achieved no significant accomplishments. During the conference, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Attack on the Trade System and Rules — Main Show About to Start?

Malawer, “One Year In — Trump’s Trade Legacy,” Richmond Times-Dispatch (January 7, 2018).     The following is an excerpt from my op-ed in this weekend’s Richmond-Times Dispatch ………….. U.S. leadership in developing newer rules for global trade and in litigating existing concrete … Continue reading

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TRUMP AND TRADE: One Year (Almost) — How Bad?

              It’s been almost one year since President Trump took office. He came to office riding a tide of anti-trade rhetoric. One of the most protectionist candidates ever to have won election. Clearly trade was a major issue. Which … Continue reading

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Qatar-UAE in the WTO — National Security Defense — Scary Outcome for Everyone?

             At the request of Qatar, the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed on November 22nd to establish a panel to examine trade sanctions imposed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Qatar.    In another words the litigation process … Continue reading

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Ominous Signs — For China and Even More So for the WTO?

                                                    No new final trade actions by the Trump administration, but several ominous signs — for both China and the WTO as well as the trading system. The U.S. International Trade Commission is recommending escape clause action under … Continue reading

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