Author Archives: Stuart Malawer

About Stuart Malawer

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

Busy Summer for WTO Trade Cases — Especially for the US & Other Major Countries — Why?

                      This summer has been extremely busy for litigation before the WTO disputes resolution system. Why is that? Just look at a sampling of cases ranging from those brought by and against the Russian Federation, by and against the United States … Continue reading

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First two WTO Panels Against Russia — Now What?

                          For the first time since the Russian Federation’s accession to the WTO four years, in 2012, cases were decided this August by two WTO panels involving Russia. The Russian Federation was a respondent in both cases and … Continue reading

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GLOBAL TRADE — An All Too Easy Drive-By-Target — We Need To Get Real.

     Four good articles appeared this week on global trade and the presidential campaign. The following points were made:   Trade isn’t the main force destroying good jobs. But it serves as a good target (New York Times editorial). Manufacturing jobs have … Continue reading

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TRUMP, SUMMERS, CHINA & U.S. TRADE ENFORCEMENT — Know-Nothingism & International Law.

                                                   TRUMP, SUMMERS,  CHINA & U.S. TRADE ENFORCEMENT [1]   Dr. Stuart S. Malawer, J.D., Ph.D., Diploma (Hague Academy of International Law), is the Distinguished Service Professor of Law and International Trade (George Mason University).    INTRODUCTION.  Recently Donald … Continue reading

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Calls for Trade Reform — Recent Proposals …… Are They Sufficient?

                  As a result of the acrimonious trade debate among presidential candidates a number of suggestions have been made how to rebalance U.S. trade laws and regulations as we go forward. Here’s a few that have been made recently to increase … Continue reading

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TRUMP AND TRADE AND FOREIGN POLICY — Mercantilism and Isolationism?

              Trump’s essentially mercantilist trade policy and his America first foreign policy has its roots in the 1930s. This is not a good place to go back to. Here are some thoughts ……………. … Back to the Future for Foreign … Continue reading

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Trade Anger and Protectionism — Not Going to Win the White House.

         Yes, it is clear that anger about trade and calls for protectionism have become the hallmarks of this campaign. But political strategies relying upon them are not going to succeed.      The fury over lost jobs is primarily coming from workers … Continue reading

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