Technical Problems 1/21/15
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This blog has previously discussed Californiaâs ban on foie gras.
When teaching WTO law at Stanford in 2012 -- the year the ban entered into force -- I even used the ban as my mid-term exam question!
Turns out that on January 7, a US district court judge passed summary ...
You may have forgotten it was even going on, but lingering out there, waiting to be dissected and analyzed, is the Article 21.5 dispute in U.S. - Tuna II. This should be a very interesting test of whether an environmental measure that affects imports can be implemented in a non-discriminatory ...
This is from UK business secretary Vince Cable, in remarks at a recent cabinet meeting:
Cable acknowledged there have been fears and some myths that US corporates would take the UK to secret tribunals unless all services are privatised under TTIP, but he told colleagues that a reformed investor-state ...
2015 ESIL Oslo Conference: Call for papers, agora proposals and posters â Deadline 31 January 2015
Call for Papers: International Colloquium "Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective", Pisa, September 17-18, 2015
Venue: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, September 17-18, 2015.
Deadline for abstract: April 3, 2015
Deadline for draft paper: July 3, 2015
Senator Al Franken recently sponsored an amendment to proposed legislation approving the Keystone pipeline that would require the pipeline be built with only American steel and other inputs. Specifically, the amendment stated:
"to the maximum extent consistent with the obligations of the United States under international trade agreements, none ...
In a recent CATO paper entitled âCurrency Manipulation and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Art Laffer, Fred Bergsten, and Other Hawks Get Wrongâ, Daniel J. Ikenson writes about applying countervailing duties to currency manipulation:
Even though any benefits conferred by suppressing a currencyâs value are available broadly ...
This is from a set of ISDS proposals for the TTIP from Jan Kleinheisterkamp and Lauge Poulsen:
Comprehensive state âfilterâ of private claims
Our second patch is that home and host states should be allowed to block individual claims, if they both agree the dispute should be settled by domestic ...
The Annual WTO Conference was originally established in 2000 through a partnership between the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at the Georgetown University Law Center, and is currently organized jointly by BIICL, IIEL, and the Society of International ...
My chocolate-loving friends tell me this is outrageous and something needs to be done:
Hershey filed a lawsuit in August against LBB Imports, a New Jersey company that sells specialty products from Britain, South Africa and Australia.
LBB has since stopped importing the U.K. brands that Hershey objected to. However, the ...