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U.S. files yet another case against China in the WTO — Election year politics and U.S. trade policy issue — Litigation or Negotiation?

The U.S. has filed yet another case against China in the WTO / DSU. This one concerns China’s antidumping and countervailing duties on automobiles from the U.S. Is this election year politics by the administration? This case raises again the … Continue reading

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Airbus and Alabama — New Foreign Investment into States — Should this be a top priority for economic development and jobs in the U.S., You think?

Airbus has just announced the building of a $600 million plant in Alabama for production of the A320. This will generate 1,000 new jobs. This doesn’t counter sub-contractors and vendors rushing to supply the new facility. Here’s a few interesting … Continue reading

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Mexico G-20 Meeting Promises Not to Use Trade Restrictions to Promote Business — How Long Will this Last? We’ll See.

The G-20  meeting recently concluded in Mexico with a  promise by countries not to protect their businesses by restricting trade (“stand-still agreement”). This is somewhat of a success in light of creeping protectionism and the declining global economy. How long observing this … Continue reading

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