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Newsletter, Fall 2011, Vol. 6, Issue 1, The Dean Rusk International Law Center Oct 2011

Newsletter, Fall 2011, Vol. 6, Issue 1, The Dean Rusk International Law Center

Newsletters

Ambassador Delivers Keynote at International Trade Conference; Georgia Democratic Leader Speaks at Civil Rights Conference; International Outreach and Education; International Law Colloquium Series; Conferences & Lectures; Notable Speakers Visit Rusk Center; Conference Focuses on Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation; The TRIPS Agreement - Then and Now; In Memoriam: Professor Gabriel M. Wilner, 1938-2010; Law School Alum Joins Rusk Center Staff; International Judicial Training Program Continues to Expand.


Elephants In The Room: Challenges Of Integrating China Into The Wto System, Henry S. Gao Mar 2011

Elephants In The Room: Challenges Of Integrating China Into The Wto System, Henry S. Gao

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

Since China’s accession to the WTO in late 2001, one of the most intriguing questions for trade analysts has been whether the “new kid on the block” would seek to disrupt the status quo in the WTO upon its entry. This paper answers the question by reviewing China’s participation in two key activities of the WTO, i.e., trade negotiations and dispute settlement, as well as another important component of global trade governance: regional trade agreements (RTAs). Drawing from an in-depth study of China’s record in these activities, the author argues that, overall, China has transformed from a passive “taker” of …


Trade And Investment In The Philippines, Hazel C. Parcon-Santos Jan 2011

Trade And Investment In The Philippines, Hazel C. Parcon-Santos

Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies (AKI)

Developing countries such as the Philippines relies heavily on trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), consequently leading to economic integration, which in its entireity, determines the country’s economic condition. As such, we believe that there is a need to further study the impact of these external variables on the competitiveness and efficiency of the Philippine economy.


Issues On International Trade And Investment And Its Implications For Further Research, Angelo B. Taningco Jan 2011

Issues On International Trade And Investment And Its Implications For Further Research, Angelo B. Taningco

Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies (AKI)

Recent developments in the field of international trade and investments worldwide have led to contemporary literature that encompass international trade in goods and services, trade policies, bilateral and regional free trade agreements (FTAs) as well as multilateral trading arrangements, trade facilitation measures, and foreign direct investment (FDI) policies. Given the increasing significance of multilateral trade and FDI flows between regions in recent years, there is a need of further research especially for developing countries like the Philippines. As such, it will be possible to develop efficient trade and investment policies, which relate to inclusive growth and development. Results suggest that …


Acta's Constitutional Problems: The Treaty Is Not A Treaty, Sean Flynn Jan 2011

Acta's Constitutional Problems: The Treaty Is Not A Treaty, Sean Flynn

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

On the eve of the United States’ entry into the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (“ACTA”), there is considerable confusion as to just what legal effect the agreement will have. In written answers to Senator Ron Wyden, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) went to lengths to describe ACTA as non-binding, asserting that “ACTA does not constrain Congress’ authority to change U.S. law,” and that it would operate only as an “Executive Agreement” that “can be implemented without new legislation.” But European negotiators have described the agreement to their legislature in very different terms, asserting that ACTA is “a binding international agreement …


The Prisoners' Dilemma Posed By Free Trade Agreements: Can Open Access Provisions Provide An Escape?, Meredith Kolsky Lewis Jan 2011

The Prisoners' Dilemma Posed By Free Trade Agreements: Can Open Access Provisions Provide An Escape?, Meredith Kolsky Lewis

Journal Articles

This article explains why free trade agreements (FTAs) that are not compliant with the spirit of GATT Article XXIV’s requirement that such agreements cover “substantially all the trade” between the parties pose serious challenges for the multilateral trading system. It notes the paradoxical behavior of WTO members in continuing to negotiate such free trade agreements to the detriment of the WTO. It characterizes this paradox as a form of Prisoners’ Dilemma, in that although members would be better off pursuing trade liberalization via the WTO, their dominant strategy is to pursue FTAs. The article goes on to propose a pragmatic …


Overcoming Babel’S Curse: Adapting The Doctrine Of Foreign Equivalents, Jonathan Skinner Jan 2011

Overcoming Babel’S Curse: Adapting The Doctrine Of Foreign Equivalents, Jonathan Skinner

Publications

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What Is International Economic Law?, Steve Charnovitz Jan 2011

What Is International Economic Law?, Steve Charnovitz

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

This article attempts to define international economic law and its role in the international legal regime. After describing various options for the definition of international economic law, the article discusses the history of policy developments that led to the creation of international economic law as a field of legal scholarship. The article then discusses the role that various academics have played in the development of scholarship in this area and notes that international economic law garnered high popularity in the early 1980s because of a treatise written by Pieter VerLoren van Themaat. The article concludes by considering the relationship of …


Turkey's Accession To The Cisg: The Significance For Turkey And For Sales Transactions With U.S. Contracting Parties, William P. Johnson Jan 2011

Turkey's Accession To The Cisg: The Significance For Turkey And For Sales Transactions With U.S. Contracting Parties, William P. Johnson

All Faculty Scholarship

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) entered into force for Turkey on August 1, 2011. This article considers the significance of Turkey’s accession to the CISG as part of Turkey’s continuing engagement with systems of international trade, especially as relates to sales transactions with U.S. contracting parties. This article urges the Turkish bar to recognize that the CISG is a viable alternative to various potentially applicable bodies of domestic sales law, and the article offers some guidance regarding proper understanding and application of the CISG. This article also offers comparative analysis of some …