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“WTO / DSU & U.S. Trade Enforcement — U.S. – China Trade Disputes — More Aggressive Enforcement.”

I gave the keynote address last week at the College of William and Mary Law School’s conference on emerging issues in international trade.  The presentation was on the WTO dispute resolution system and U.S. – China litigation 2001-2012. It is … Continue reading

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U.S. Global Trade Actions, 2011 — Long List, But How Effective?

     The USTR recently released in December 2011 a list of trade actions taken by the United States during 2011. Rom Kirk declared, “In 2011, the Obama Administration achieved unprecedented results on trade.” Really? The following is an itemization of … Continue reading

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National Security, Global Competitiveness, and Rules of the Road — The Right Balance at APEC & ASEAN — Promoting A Rules-Based Foreign Policy.

At the recent APEC and ASEAN trade meetings President Obama was concerned about balancing strategic and national security with global trade and competitiveness of U.S. firms. He also set a clearer tone for U.S. foreign policy, one promoting a rules-based system. This … Continue reading

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