Tag Archives: WTO

U.S. & Global Trade — U.S. Global Leadership Role at Issue.

     Most important trade news the last few weeks have concerned TPA and Congress and the recent  blocking of TPA on procedural grounds in the Senate. This is extremely unfortunate for a broad range of reasons  including economic, geopolitical and … Continue reading

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Global Trade & Geopolitics Today — China, Cyberespionage, Sanctions, Bribery ……. Trade is More than Trade.

           Huge issues concerning global trade policy have emerged the last few weeks. They range from new economic sanctions, inequality and trade agreements,  foreign investment treaties, global bribery, new WTO panel decisions against China, multinational taxation, and cyberespionage for commercial … Continue reading

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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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Obama Trade Policy and “Fast Track” — Does the President Need to be More Aggressive?

              Unlike the very broad foreign affairs powers of the president, reinforced by his powers as commander-in-chief, the president’s authority in trade is significantly different and greatly less.    The Constitution gives the exclusive authority to Congress to regulate international … Continue reading

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Doha Lite, Currency Manipulation, Investor Litigation, Corruption, Tobacco Controls, Sovereign Debt, Foreign Taxation.

          A broad range of trade issues have continued to be raised in different international forums including the TPP, TTIP, World Bank and the WTO. They include among others Doha Lite, Currency Manipulation, Investor Litigation, Corruption, Tobacco Controls, Sovereign … 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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Trade Taxation and Trade Statistics — Both Need an Upgrade.

          Due to rapid advances in trade spurred on by globalization, the information technology revolution, and by pressures unleashed by the 2008 global financial crisis,  discussions on reforming global trade taxation and traditional trade statistics are now significantly increasing, rapidly. …..  There is … Continue reading

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