Category Archives: Global Trade Relations

Ever-Expanding Topics within Global Trade — A Dynamic and Critical Aspect of Global Politics.

                                             A broad range of trade actions have occurred within the last few weeks impacting areas not recently addressed. They include among others: cyber espionage and new U.S. asset controls relating  to cyber espionage, new EU antitrust cases … Continue reading

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Growing Importance of Many Factors to Global Trade & of Trade to Global Policy.

     There have been several interesting developments in global trade the last few weeks reflecting the greater role it has to play in the global system and the broad factors influencing trade policy. They include the emergence of the Chinese initiative concerning … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Trade Offensive Against China Really Helping? Are China’s Newer Actions a Mirror of Ours?

     A recent article in the American Lawyer (March 12, 2015) entitled “The U.S. Offensive in the China Trade War” argues the case that the U.S. WTO litigation and domestic actions are not justified. They amount to protectionism and are counter-productive. It makes … Continue reading

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Is Trade and Its Expanded Definition Now the Core of International Relations? Seems So ….

        A host of  very broad trade issues continue to arise globally the last few weeks especially including their legal and policy aspects. They demonstrate how broad and encompassing global trade realties are today. Some include the following: new … Continue reading

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Global Taxation and International Arbitration for Investors … Two Critical Issues in Need of Resolution.

       Both China and the U.S. are independently addressing the issue of global taxation of their firms and multinationals doing business in their countries. Very interesting development. Another interesting event is the stalemate between the U.S. and the EU … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity, Cuban Trade and Chinese Global Taxation — New Issues for the New Year.

         As this new year begins new issues of cybersecurity, Cuban trade, and Chinese global taxation have come into focus. They make for an interesting start of the new year. Here are some particulars: ………… Obama proposing legislation concerning cybersecurity. … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Year Trade Developments — Cuban Sanctions, Sony Cyber Attack, Chinese Commercial Cyberespionage …….

           …..      Late December saw some very interesting trade developments. They include a presidential vow to normalize diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba and an apparent cyber attack by N. Korea on Sony. Discussions continue concerning the TPP and making … Continue reading

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Chinese Cyber Espionage and WTO TRIPS Litigation.

     My new article appeared today in the New York Law Journal (December 23, 2014) on this topic. “Confronting Chinese Economic Cyber Espionage Through WTO Litigation.”  New York Law Journal (December 23, 2014).

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Variety of International Commerce Issues — Business as Usual.

         Issues concerning foreign investment, export subsidies, agricultural exports, and cross-border litigation and corporate structuring continue to be main issues arising in the global economy over the last few weeks.  Business as usual. Some specifics are the following: …. Foreign Investors … Continue reading

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Structural Changes, Spheres of Influence and Global Trade ……..

                   Web firms, national security, spheres of influence, dispute systems, and structural changes are all current issues concerning global trade relations. Changes are clearly happening and the global landscape is changing rapidly from what existed just a … Continue reading

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