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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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Three New Bilateral Trade Agreements — What’s the Real Impact? — Economic or Political?

Congress just passed the bilateral trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. This is clearly a rare bipartisan act and a success for President Obama. But what is the real significance of these new free-trade agreements? Is it economic (read … Continue reading

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U.S., China and EU — Recent Trade Cases — What do the Portend?

The four major cases noted below have been decided by the WTO concerning China, the U.S. and the EU during 2011. What do they indicate? One, that China has won a major case against the EU. This is China’s biggest victory in the … Continue reading

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Update on U.S. – China Litigation in the WTO — What’s the Verdict?

Two instructive quotes concerning the WTO dispute resolution system and the role of China in observing the rules of global trade can be found in the Financial Times earlier this year. “[The WTO is] the greatest advance in multilateralism …. … Continue reading

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