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October 31, 2014, 11:43 am, 1361643

This is from the recent panel report in India - Agricultural Products:

7.791. In its panel request, the United States claimed that India acted inconsistently with Annex B(5)(a) to (5)(d) because it failed to, inter alia, identify the parts of its AI measures which, in substance, deviate from international ...


October 31, 2014, 11:43 am, 1361644

From the European Commission:

The Commission decided today to request an opinion of the EU Court of Justice on the competence to sign and ratify a trade agreement with Singapore.

Commissioner De Gucht said: 'I have been saying for months that we need to clarify the interpretation of the Lisbon ...


October 31, 2014, 9:43 am, 1361561

As you may have heard, WTO dispute settlement is getting pretty busy these days, which explains why the WTO Secretariat is looking for lawyers to work on these cases:

-- Grade 9 lawyers (at least 8 years experience)

-- Grade 7 lawyers (at least 3 years experience)

There are ...


October 31, 2014, 9:43 am, 1361560

From theLeuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Oxford University Press:

Dear colleagues,

We are writing to invite you to join an exciting new project undertaken by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Oxford University Press.

The Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) brings together decisions on public international law from ...


October 29, 2014, 7:43 pm, 1360225

As this blog's readers all know, under most investment treaties and investment chapters of trade agreements, foreign investors can sue a host government directly in an international tribunal, based on various obligations imposed on the government (fair and equitable treatment, etc.).

For those who support this system, I'm interested in hearing ...


October 28, 2014, 9:43 am, 1358991

Following up on the post yesterday regarding U.S. government documents relating to the Loewen NAFTA case, turns out there was a lot of repetition in those documents. The main substantive issue was whether court rulings constitute "measures," and how the U.S. should approach this issue as a jurisdictional argument. To ...


October 27, 2014, 11:43 am, 1358275

Previously confidential documents from the Clinton era are being released now and then. I'm keeping an eye out for items that relate to international economic law. Here are two recent ones from the Loewen NAFTA case:

http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/assets/storage
/Research-Digital-Library/formerlywithheld/batch7/
2010-0021-F-1.pdf

http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/as
sets/storage/Research-Digital-Library/formerlywith
held/batch7/2010-0021-F-2.pdf

I haven't read them yet -- they are long. ...


October 22, 2014, 9:43 am, 1355493

From OGEL and the TDM journal:

Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal (www.ogel.org) and Transnational Dispute Management (www.transnational-dispute-management.com) invite submissions for a joint Special Issue on Renewable Energy Disputes.

Renewable energy production is nothing new: windmills have been used to produce wind-based energy and dams have been used to ...


October 22, 2014, 9:43 am, 1355492

From a speechtoday byPresident-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker before the European Parliament:

Investor-to-state disputes

I took note of the intense debates around investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. Let me once again state my position clearly, that I had set out ...


October 21, 2014, 9:43 am, 1354748

I was struck by this sentence from a Global Trade Watch blog post, in reaction to yesterday'sWTO panel report in the Article 21.5 proceeding in U.S. - COOL:

The COOL policy was created when Congress enacted mandatory country-of-origin labeling for meat –supported by 92 percent of ...