Tag Archives: U.S. – China trade disputes

U.S. – China Litigation in the WTO — What Does the Record Show for Obama and Bush?

 U.S.-China trade relations have become a leading foreign policy and trade issue in the 2012 presidential campaign, as demonstrated by the candidates’ statements throughout the presidential debates. What does the WTO data show? President Obama’s administration has filed more cases … Continue reading

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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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New U.S. – China Trade Disputes — Action is Seen Again in the ITC and the WTO.

  Two new developments concerning U.S. – China trade litigation only highlights the growing trade friction between these two countries, unfortunately. Yesterday the U.S. International Trade Commission imposed countervailing duties on Chinese wind-turbine towers alleging that Chinese manufacturers receive illegal … Continue reading

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Chinese Trade Disputes and Direct Investment — Don’t Let Trade Disputes Derail Foreign Investment into the U.S.

Beijing has responded to recent U.S. imposition of 31% antidumping measures on Chinese solar panels by finding that U.S. subsidizes clean-energy projects in violation of international trade law under the WTO. These U.S. and Chinese trade actions only heat up U.S.-China trade relations to … Continue reading

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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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New WTO Case on China Export Restrictions (Rare Earth Minerals), New Legislation and ITA Action — WTO and Trade Focus of U.S. on China.

The U.S. along with Japan and the EU filed disputes against China concerning China’s export restrictions on various rare earths and other minerals. This case follows a recent AB decision in January 2012 against China’s export restrictions on nine raw minerals. 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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