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September 29, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1679608

This is from his farewell speech at the DSB:

Most importantly, the outcome of cases must never be an acceptable reason for opposing reappointment. And similarly, an Appellate Body Member’s adjudicatory performance relating to case-management, including her “judicial style,” should not be recognized as a legitimate reason for opposing reappointment. ...

September 29, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1679609

This is from SIEL/JIEL/OUP:

"A prize has been established by the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL) and Oxford University Press (OUP) for the best essay submitted on any topic ...

September 27, 2016, 11:43 am, 1678913

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, several German NGOs have filed a complaint in German court alleging that CETA is unconstitutional.The full complaint is here. It's in German, but luckily we have a German intern named Max Wirth at Cato right now, so I asked him to ...

September 26, 2016, 9:43 am, 1678523

The Trump campaign released an Economic Plantoday. On trade, they raise one issue that has been of concern to respected trade policy peopleandhas been lingeringfor quite a while:

Ending the Unequal Value-Added Tax TreatmentUnder WTO Rules

In addition to the obvious problem of relatively high corporate tax rates pushing American ...

September 25, 2016, 3:43 pm, 1678358

The Deplorables sounds like the name of a band that might have been playing clubs in the Bowery in the early 80s. Now it's been used, notoriously, by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to denote a sub-set of Trump supporters whose attitudes and beliefs are, in liberal democratic terms, ...

September 22, 2016, 7:43 pm, 1677860

BySteve Charnovitz, George Washington University Law School

The Obama Administration has not yet apologized for its unilateral action in May 2016 to unseat Appellate Body Member Seung Wha Chang, a distinguished jurist from South Korea. Although this hostile act by the United States has been roundly criticized by other governments within ...

September 22, 2016, 9:43 am, 1677646

After a bit of a lull, three potentially interesting new WTO complaints were filed recently. Here's a brief rundown.

First up is a complaint by India focusing on various U.S. state renewable energy programs that have domestic content requirements. Are there any creative new defenses that can be offered for ...

September 22, 2016, 9:43 am, 1677645

This is the abstract of a new paper byLorand Bartels:

It has become conventional wisdom that once the UK leaves the EU it will have to renegotiate core aspects of its WTO rights and obligations, and in particular its concessions under Article II of the GATT 1994 and Article XX ...

September 20, 2016, 5:43 pm, 1677123

In a study released yesterdaywell-known veteran trade policy analyst Gary Hufbauer sounds the alarm that Donald Trump could use presidential authority under a range of arcane statutory provisions to start a trade war immediately upon taking office-with Congress and the courts helpless to stop him, at least in the ...

September 19, 2016, 9:43 am, 1676568

Is it fair to say that the UK leadership is having some trouble figuring out what to do with Brexit? Yes, I think that's fair. But at least they are talking to the right people. The UK parliament recently brought in some experts to advise on the technical details. There ...