Tag Archives: U.S.-China

US-China Trade Relations — Litigation in the WTO .

  This is a slightly longer version of my article that appeared in the New York Law Journal (August 9, 2013)    ………………………………….            US-China Trade Relations — Litigation in the WTO 2001-2013 Introduction. The WTO dispute resolution system is widely used and … Continue reading

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New Trade Developments and the U.S. — Careful Examination Needed.

A host of new trade developments recently have raised issues of U.S. national interests, national security, foreign investment, and issues of U.S. regulations. The represent a very dynamic and fluid situation that bears carefull  examination in this election season and … Continue reading

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More U.S. – China WTO Trade Litigation …. Not a Trade War and Not Bad for the System.

      Two good assessments appeared yesterday concerning U.S. – China trade litigation in the WTO. They discuss the increased litigation by the Obama administration, the generally positive significance of such WTO litigation, and why it does not evidence a trade war. …. … Continue reading

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U.S. – China Trade Friction and Recent U.S. Actions … What’s the Assessment?

China is warning of increased trade tension during this Presidential election season. It is now considering reciprocal trade actions to combat a string of recent U.S. actions it considers more aggressive and targeted against China. China points to the following four items: … Continue reading

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Reshoring, Corporate Strategy & Globalization — Overriding Low Wages & Low Taxes? …. Not Likely.

Over the last two years the Boston Consulting Group published two studies assessing global business strategy and leadership in the era of globalization. Two salient conclusions jump out from these studies. One, U.S. firms are likely to return some off-shore manufacturing … Continue reading

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China, Multinationals and Presidential Politics – Any Chance for Constructive Change? Not Anytime Soon.

In the last few weeks there have been several significant developments in U.S. trade relations. The question is what are the implications of these developments for the presidential elections and formulating effective U.S. trade policy? The four trade developments are the following: … Continue reading

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