International Economic Law

EU blames China for WTO environmental trade talks collapse (Channel News Asia, 5 December 2016)

EU blames China for WTO environmental trade talks collapse (Channel News Asia, 5 December 2016) Europe’s trade negotiator Cecilia Malmstrom has blamed China on Sunday for scuppering a global environmental trade deal by submitting impossible late demands at World Trade Organization talks aimed at scrapping import tariffs on exports worth more than US$1 trillion. “China…

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What the China Trade Warriors Get Wrong (WSJ, 26 October 2016)

What the China Trade Warriors Get Wrong (WSJ, 26 October 2016) After three intense presidential debates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump managed to agree on at least one thing: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for America, in part because many trade deals have supposedly caused trade deficits. Unfortunately, they’re both wrong. The country would be better…

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The US will have zero credibility in Asia if TPP fails, ex-CIA official warns (CNBC, 12 September 2016)

The US will have zero credibility in Asia if TPP fails, ex-CIA official warns (CNBC, 12 September 2016) The U.S. political impasse on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is a “brewing disaster” that could be a significant setback for U.S. engagement in Asia. “I think U.S. credibility goes almost to zero in the region if we don’t get that done,” said…

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China says US deliberately misread WTO rules in steel subsidy spat (Channel News Asia, 13 July 2016)

China says US deliberately misread WTO rules in steel subsidy spat (Channel News Asia, 13 July 2016) China’s Commerce Ministry has said the United States had deliberately misinterpreted World Trade Organization (WTO) rules after the U.S. Commerce Department found in favour of subsidy rates for Chinese steel. The U.S. Commerce Department found in favour of…

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ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit: Russia eyes economic expansion in SE Asia (Asia Times, 23 May 2016)

ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit: Russia eyes economic expansion in SE Asia (Asia Times, 23 May 2016) Russia moved to forge stronger ties with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) mid-May, pledging to focus on economy rather than geopolitical alliances. Local observers preferred to highlight geopolitical aspects of the rapprochement between Russia and Southeast Asia.…

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