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WTO Updates — Cotton Case, Bali, China — Challenges Ahead.

  There are major challenges ahead for the WTO. Here’s some recent developments: ….. Settlement of the U.S. – Brazil cotton case in the WTO is a novel approach, providing for ‘compensation’ and final settlement of dispute, but still allowing newer … Continue reading

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Jimmy Beam, Time Warner and Global Trade …. Good News?

          The first two weeks of January 2014 have seen very interesting developments in global trade relations — the filing of new WTO litigation by Russia, successfully concluding the Bali negotiations, restricting U.S. litigation against multinationals, sparring in Congress over President … Continue reading

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Newer Trade Issues — Internet Censorship & State Economic Incentives.

                Interesting developments in trade relations recently — success at Bali, more criticism of  U.S. trade negotiations as not being forward-looking enough, renewed debate over use of state trade incentives in the United States, and novel proposals by some to further U.S. trade … Continue reading

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Bali and the WTO — Limited but Significant Success.

There was significant success at Bali yesterday. This has resulted in the ‘Bali Package’ of new global trade rules, relating to among other areas, trade facilitation. (But there was only limited success concerning agricultural subsidies because of India’s opposition.) This is … Continue reading

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Two Trade Events to Watch — Bali and Russia ……… Portending the Future?

                The developments leading up to Bali are really interesting. So is the rise of more regional trade negotiations. This includes the Russian-backed Customs Union. Will Bali succeed? If so will it arrest the trend to mega-regional agreements? The … Continue reading

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Bad News and Good News — ‘Fast Track,’ Int’l Tax, Bali and Regional Agreements.

              The bad news is that “fast-track” authority is running into trouble in the Congress. There is considerable hesitation in the Congress to extend it to President Obama. The good news is that the Congress has begun to address … Continue reading

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