International Economic Law

2 YEAR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW FOCUS) FOR ACADEMIC YEARS 2019-21 (SEPTEMBER 2019 TO AUGUST 2021)

The Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship position with a focus on international economic law, commencing in Academic Year 2019/20.  We seek applications from those with expertise in international investment law, international trade law, or other areas of international economic law. Applications are particularly…

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How can RCEP benefit ASEAN? (Today Online, 25 August 2017)

How can RCEP benefit ASEAN? (Today Online, 25 August 2017) ASEAN is no stranger to trade deals, having inked its first regional trade deal with China in 2002. It has similar standalone “Plus One” free trade agreements (FTAs) with Australia, India, Japan, Republic of Korea and New Zealand, which have collectively created a “spaghetti bowl”…

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China, EU seek to strengthen WTO trade remedy, notification disciplines (WTO News, 14 July 2017)

China, EU seek to strengthen WTO trade remedy, notification disciplines (WTO News, 14 July 2017) China has put forward a new proposal aimed at strengthening WTO disciplines on transparency and due process in anti-dumping and countervailing proceedings, while the European Union has offered a new initiative on improving the reporting of subsidy programmes to the…

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China’s Belt and Road initiative presents risks and rewards for Southeast Asia (Today Online, 19 May 2017)

China’s Belt and Road initiative presents risks and rewards for Southeast Asia (Today Online, 19 May 2017) China has positioned itself as a global leader at the inaugural Belt and Road summit in mid-May. For countries in the region, President Xi Jinping’s ambitious and unprecedented initiative promising billions in infrastructure projects linking Eurasian trade routes…

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TPP: 11 nations agree on preparation deadline (Business Times, 22 May 2017)

TPP: 11 nations agree on preparation deadline (Business Times, 22 May 2017) ASIA has been warned many times against creating a “spaghetti bowl” of conflicting trade agreements, and with trade chiefs from three major powers pushing their own ideas at a series of weekend meetings in Hanoi, the prospects for general agreement on an Asia-wide…

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ASEAN ministers promise to boost intra-regional trade, integration (Business World, 8 April 2017)

ASEAN ministers promise to boost intra-regional trade, integration (Business World, 8 April 2017) Top government executives from the 10 member-states met in Cebu for the 3rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Joint Meeting and Related Meetings, completing the series of discussions. The leaders fortified their commitment to promote economic growth, financial integration, and strengthen…

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Korea brings China’s THAAD retaliation to WTO (Korea Times, 2 April 2017)

Korea brings China’s THAAD retaliation to WTO (Korea Times, 2 April 2017) Korea has filed a formal complaint with a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel against Beijing for its economic retaliation against Seoul’s decision to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system here. The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS), affiliated with the Ministry of Trade,…

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‘Protectionist’ India resorts to other tools to bypass WTO bilateral rules (Financial Express, 12 January 2017)

‘Protectionist’ India resorts to other tools to bypass WTO bilateral rules (Financial Express, 12 January 2017) With little flexibility under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and bilateral trade agreements to raise tariffs, India is increasingly resorting to other tools — anti-dumping duties, safeguard levies and minimum import prices (MIPs) — to provide the requisite protection to…

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