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Tobacco and ‘Fast Track’ — Should They be Liked?

          Two recent trade developments are very interesting. One, congressional negotiators have agreed upon fast track legislation that will be voted upon in January. The adoption of new fast track legislation (Trade Promotion Authority) would enhance the probability of passage of … Continue reading

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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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10 Facts About WTO Litigation & U.S. – China Litigation.

         Here are 10 interesting facts that my current research highlights concerning WTO litigation generally and U.S. – China litigation in the WTO. Only about 1/3 of all cases filed in the WTO actually result in full litigation. (For the U.S. it’s a bit  … Continue reading

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U.S. Wins New WTO Case Against China — Electronic Payments Case — Good Domestic Politics, but Good Trade Policy?

A WTO panel has just ruled in favor of the United States in its action against China for violating the WTO services agreement (GATS) concerning China’s restrictions on electronic payment services (EPS) via credit card transactions. While this was a mixed decision … 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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Trade Protectionism and the WTO — What do the numbers show as to WTO Litigation? It’s really not clear

Trade Protectionism and the WTO — What do the numbers show as to WTO Litigation? It’s really not clear. First, let’s look at the numbers. Two  recent announcements by Global Trade Alert and the WTO indicate that  the number of protectionist … 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 by U.S. Against India — More Aggressive U.S. Trade Enforcement Policy.

    The U.S. filed a new WTO dispute against India concerning its agricultural restrictions (poultry imports). This is the fifth time the U.S. has brought a WTO action against India and the first time for the Obama administration. This is a … 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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