Category Archives: Global Trade Relations

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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Expanding Nature of Global Trade …. What are the Newer Issues?

                     The last few weeks have seen a broad range of issues arise relating to global trade. They seem to clearly demonstrate the broadening definition of trade as trade encompasses more-and-more subject areas. They have included, among others, digitalization, tax … Continue reading

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Major Development — Tax, Cyber, Data, Sanctions, Sovereign Immunity — Major Debates Ahead?

     The last four weeks have seen major developments in the legal, commerce and geopolitical aspects of global trade. They include new sweeping proposals from the OECD concerning international taxation, EU’s overruling of the US – EU Data Transfer Agreement, the … Continue reading

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Three Recent Trade Developments — Currencies, Antitrust and Sanctions — Overlooked Observations.

                                                 The following three developments over the last few weeks are particularly interesting. One, currency devaluations may not actually help exports. Two, various countries are now applying antitrust rules to global technology firms (Google). Three, lifting Iranian trade sanctions pose a … Continue reading

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Law, International Transactions & Federal Courts — Forex, Trade Sanctions, Corruption (FCPA) & Alien Torts.

                                                          This summer has not proven to be dull in international legal cases from the federal courts impacting international transactions and issues concerning China, Cuba, Iran and others. These cases and issues involve, among others, foreign corruption (FCPA), foreign antitrust … Continue reading

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Trade Developments on the Federal & State Levels — Growing Criticism, But Some Success.

                                                                     Major developments in global trade last month, on the federal level, include the enactment of the ‘Fast Track’ legislation and trade adjustment assistance. On the state level, state incentives for economic development focusing on export promotion and foreign … Continue reading

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