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Two New U.S. – China WTO Decisions — Who is the Biggest Winner?

               This week two WTO panels  decided the first two cases involving China – U.S. litigation in 2014. These were two major cases.      The first case was brought by the United States involving China’s export restriction on rare earths. The second case was … Continue reading

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Promoting Services and Protecting Intellectual Property Rights — Three Important Developments (TPP, Notorious Markets and ACTA).

The USTR Ron Kirk argues in the Wall Street Journal today that the Obama administration believes the service sector can do more business abroad. He argues that’s why the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations focuses on services and investment as its cornerstones. … Continue reading

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The Boeing Decision — Sub-National and Defense Measures Violate Global Trade Rules.

The WTO Appellate Body upheld some claims of the EU against the U.S. concerning subsidies to Boeing. The USTR claimed this as a victory because of the smaller amount of subsidies found when compared to those found by the WTO … Continue reading

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Trade Reorganization — USTR & Commerce Dept. — A Good Fit? … Yes, But More is Needed.

                                                        President Obama has finally outlined his proposals for the reorganization of U.S. trade agencies and is now asking Congress for necessary authority. There are various interconnected reasons why these proposals should be authorized by Congress now and implemented … Continue reading

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