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Does U.S. Law Bring Order to Global Commerce? Yes, in Many Cases.

                                          Trade and international legal developments concerning corruption, price-fixing conspiracies, the TPP debate, international accounting and tax rules continue to illustrate the importance of global trade and U.S. law over the last few weeks. Most interesting is  the application … Continue reading

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U.S. & Global Trade — U.S. Global Leadership Role at Issue.

     Most important trade news the last few weeks have concerned TPA and Congress and the recent  blocking of TPA on procedural grounds in the Senate. This is extremely unfortunate for a broad range of reasons  including economic, geopolitical and … 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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Newer Topics for Global Trade — Admiralty Law, Role of Cities, Wartime Claims.

     The issue of Asian trade (TPP), President Obama’s trip to Asia, and recent maritime and admiralty developments continue to highlight issues confronting global trade and global politics today. Also the growing and critical role of cities, states and ports in global trade … Continue reading

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Trade Agreements (TPP) & Globalization — Is Support for the Them Really on the ‘Wrong Side of History’? Don’t Think So.

     The recent article by Joseph Stiglitz is a frontal attack on the TPP, trade agreements, and globalization. Very interesting. But very wrong. Trade agreements open trade and bolster economic development. Income inequality within the U.S. does sap the interest in more trade … Continue reading

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Secrecy, Social Media and Trade Negotiations — The End of Secrecy and Greater Transparency?

     It is clear that trade politics will reemerge after January 1st as a central and divisive domestic issue within the United States, once again. The Congress is going to take up ‘Fast Track’ legislation.  The TPP and TTIP are on the … Continue reading

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