Category Archives: WTO

When a veto is not just a veto – Is the US undermining the WTO?

The importance of the Appellate Body to the WTO and the whole global trading system cannot be over stated. It is the ability, and one could argue a key distinguishing feature, of the WTO as the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) to effectively resolve trade disputes between its members that underpin the global trading system. Continue reading

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The On Going US-China Trade Dispute Enters New Arena: “Green.”

By:  Ainsley Brown The tit for tat trade battles, one could even say bordering on a trade war, has entered a new area – Green. More precisely the U.S. is investigating China’s alleged subsidization of its green technology sector (wind, … Continue reading

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US Chicken Being Dumped, Says China

US Chicken Being Dumped, Says China
By: Ainsley Brown
The seemingly endless trade rows between the United States and China continue unabated.
What is it this time? Tires? Steel? Autos? Or maybe intellectual property protection? No, no, not this time, this time it’s chicken – more specifically the importation of US chicken into the Chinese market.
This however is not a new skirmish but rather one that begun earlier this year when China… Continue reading

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China To Impose More Tariffs On Imported US Chicken.

By: Ainsley Brown It seems like there is more bad news for US exporters of Chicken to China – get ready for a whole new round of tariffs. China has over the years become the largest export market for US … Continue reading

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China Request WTO Panel On EU Shoe Tariff

By: Ainsley Brown The trade skirmish that has erupted between China and the European Union over shoe tariffs has been one that I have being following very closely here on Commercial Law international. And, yes you guessed it, each side … Continue reading

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EU and Vietnam Open Formal Trade Talks

By: Ainsley Brown The European Union (EU) and Vietnam have now officially stated free trade talks after Karel De Gucht, the EU Trade Commissioner, met with the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi. The talks come after the … Continue reading

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Drop In Global Trade Greater Than Predicted

By: Ainsley Brown Global trade was expected to drop as much as 10% in 2009; instead it fell by 12%. That extra two percent may not seem like much but it represents the largest drop in global commerce since 1945. … Continue reading

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EU Shoe Tariff Results In Chinese WTO Complaint

By: Ainsley Brown In move that comes as no surprise, China has launched an official complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the European Union (EU) duties on imported Chinese shoes. And I saw this one coming a mile … Continue reading

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US Chicken Feet To Face Chinese Duties

By: Ainsley Brown In yet another sign of the increasing trade rift between Washington and Beijing, the Chinese have announced last Friday that they will impose duties on imported US chicken feet. Yes, I said chicken feet and not chicken. … Continue reading

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Canada, A Third Party In WTO Panel On Chinese Raw Materials Export Restrictions

By: Ainsley Brown Canada now joins a score of other nations, including Brazil, Japan, Norway, India and Turkey, as third parties in a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel on China’s export restrictions on certain raw materials. A WTO panel is … Continue reading

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