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Reflections On Us - Zeroing: A Study In Judicial Overreaching By The Wto Appellate Body, Roger P. Alford Jan 2006

Reflections On Us - Zeroing: A Study In Judicial Overreaching By The Wto Appellate Body, Roger P. Alford

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This essay is about the application of procedural approaches in the US-Zeroing case that serve to highlight potential problems with Appellate Body decision-making. Those problems go to central issues of judicial restraint, including concerns surrounding standards of review, appellate fact-finding, and notions of justiciability and ripeness. This essay will begin with an analysis of US-Zeroing's approach in applying the specialized standard of review under the Antidumping Agreement, arguing that it fails to adhere to the obligation of deference to permissible Member State interpretations of WTO antidumping obligations. It then examines the fact-finding procedures applied by the Appellate Body, which ...