Some WTO critics wonder why the organization hasn’t yet fixed the U.S.-China trade imbalance. Wrong question.
Both sides claim victory as the political spin devolves into pure financial services fantasy.
There’s a lot going on here. Here are three different ways to approach this dispute.
China’s big media push justifying its rare earth export limits is a few days old, but I wanted to briefly revisit it to recommend Jack Perkowski’s Forbes column on the subject: The timing of the WTO action by the U.S., the EU, Japan and Canada is curious, though, because it appears that market forces are [...]
China already lost one case at the WTO on raw materials export limitations, which it attempted to defend based on environmental concerns. The big question hanging out there since that decision was made concerned the application of that legal reasoning to similar limitations on rare earths. Huge issue for certain industries, such as the tech [...]
The United States is still struggling with how China’s unique economy should fit into the World Trade Organization.
Remind me never to get too involved in the technical legal aspects of a trade dispute. That’s not what trade policy is all about.
Services trade is a huge lost opportunity for the U.S., but should we blame nations with barriers or the multilateral system that allows them?
Since the appellate decision in the raw materials case over a month ago, which China lost, the question has been whether a separate case on rare earth quotas would be filed. Looks like the answer is a yes, and this time the U.S. will not be alone: Five separate issues — involving auto parts, cars, [...]
Is it time for the U.S. to abandon WTO disputes and fruitless negotiations and go forward with a more aggressive bilateral policy based on reciprocity?
Five years and one WTO dispute later, the U.S. and China finally come to terms on movie imports and distribution.
Because it gave up so much when it joined WTO, China should not feel obligated to follow all the rules now. So says a very troubling Op/Ed.
Was this a big loss for China, and does this mean that rare earths are next? Don’t get too excited — there is no clear answer.
America’s unions have thrown down the gauntlet on another China trade case. Obama might have a tough decision to make during an election year.
Are China’s Internet policies acting as a trade barrier to foreign companies? The U.S. seems to be gathering information for a possible WTO dispute.
The U.S. and China have been battling over the chicken trade since Bird Flu broke out. The latest anti-dumping dispute is now going to the WTO.
If I write three more posts on this topic, I’ll have enough material for a book.
While the US might have lost some of its moral authority to complain about similar Chinese programs, the panel report gives yet another boost to the WTO’s position against illegal state subsidies.
Every time I think I’m done with this case, they pull me back in.
A preliminary report issued by a WTO dispute resolution panel reportedly shoots down China’s environmental protection excuse for raw materials quotas.