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Are Consumer-Oriented Rules The New Frontier Of Trade Liberalization?, Sonia E. Rolland Nov 2013

Are Consumer-Oriented Rules The New Frontier Of Trade Liberalization?, Sonia E. Rolland

Sonia Elise Rolland

Lead paint toys and tainted baby formula milk from China, along with other scares involving consumer goods, have focused the public’s attention on the risks of a global supply chain that no state controls. Yet, domestic instruments available to protect consumers against unsafe or undesirable foreign goods and services are limited. This article explores, from a comparative legal perspective, what shapes international trade regimes to be more or less consumer oriented, using primarily EU law as a counterpoint to the WTO, but also NAFTA and MERCOSUR. Ultimately, it suggests that the WTO’s producer-centered liberalization focus leaves consumers underserved and it …


The Role Of Trade And Foreign Investment On The Inland Empire's Regional Economy, Assembly Committee On Jobs, Economic Development And The Economy Nov 2013

The Role Of Trade And Foreign Investment On The Inland Empire's Regional Economy, Assembly Committee On Jobs, Economic Development And The Economy

California Assembly

Executive Summary: International trade arid foreign investment serve as critical components of California's $2.0 trillion economy. If California were a country, it would be the 17th largest exporter and the 14th largest importer in the world. Exports from California ($162 billion) accounted for over 10.5% of total U.S. exports in goods, shipping to over 220 foreign destinations in 2012. California's land, sea, and air ports of entry serve as key international commercial gateways for the $537 billion in products entering and exiting the U.S. Statewide, 4.4 million California jobs are dependent on foreign trade. Over 562,700 California workers benefit from …


Tpp – Australian Section-By-Section Analysis Of The Enforcement Provisions Of The August Leaked Draft, Kimberlee G. Weatherall Oct 2013

Tpp – Australian Section-By-Section Analysis Of The Enforcement Provisions Of The August Leaked Draft, Kimberlee G. Weatherall

Kimberlee G Weatherall

This paper analyses the leaked 30 August 2013 text of the TPP IP Chapter from an Australian perspective, focusing on the enforcement provisions only. The goal is to assess the compatibility of provisions in the current draft with Australian law and Australia’s international obligations: including TRIPS and the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA).

Reading the IP provisions of the TPP IP chapter leak dated August 2013 is a maddening, dispiriting process. The provisions are written like legislation, not treaty, suggesting a complete lack of good faith and trust on the part of the negotiating countries. There are subtle tweaks of …


Private Governance Of Knowledge: Societally-Crafted Intellectual Properties Regimes, Dan Wielsch Jul 2013

Private Governance Of Knowledge: Societally-Crafted Intellectual Properties Regimes, Dan Wielsch

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

The evolutionary challenge global society faces is the decentralized development of legal rules that multilaterally protect social autonomies from violating each other. At the national level, democratic constitutions provide for the resolution of conflicts between different normative worlds, although the focus here is certainly on the protection of autonomies from political encroachment. However, political constitutions make sure that legal orders consider a plurality of normative perspectives. In contrast, international lawmaking can exclusively link to a specific social rationality, lacking any impartial forum for normative reconciliation. This is of special importance for the governance of intellectual resources. The incorporation of international …


What's In A Name?: Geographical Indicators, Legal Protection, And The Vulnerability Of Zinfandel, Stephen M. Jurca Jul 2013

What's In A Name?: Geographical Indicators, Legal Protection, And The Vulnerability Of Zinfandel, Stephen M. Jurca

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

This note explores the issues countries face when one party allegedly takes unfair economic advantage of foreign competitors in an increasingly global market by broadly interpreting international product labeling laws in its favor. The United States' widespread use of the term "champagne" in its domestic sparkling wine industry is just one example of how "genericide"-the process by which a popular brand name becomes so commonly used that the term is no longer protected by intellectual property law-negatively affects trade relations and hampers economic growth. This note focuses on the dangers of genericide in the marketplace, most specifically, the international wine …


Counting Once, Counting Twice: The Precarious State Of Subsidy Regulation, Wentong Zheng Jul 2013

Counting Once, Counting Twice: The Precarious State Of Subsidy Regulation, Wentong Zheng

UF Law Faculty Publications

Subsidy regulation is in a precarious state. While it has been so ever since the conception of the current subsidy regulation regime, the recent disputes between the United States and China over the “double counting” or “double remedies” of subsidies have threatened the mere functionality of the current regime. This Article argues that the double counting controversy reveals the self-contradictions of the current subsidy regulation regime as to the fundamental question of why subsidies need to be regulated. These self-contradictions make it impossible to devise a coherent solution to the double counting problem within the framework of the current subsidy …


Putting The Cisg Where It Belongs: In The Uniform Commercial Code, Kina Grbic May 2013

Putting The Cisg Where It Belongs: In The Uniform Commercial Code, Kina Grbic

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Property Taxation Of Foreign Goods And Enterprises - A Study In Inconsistency , James Dexter Clark May 2013

Property Taxation Of Foreign Goods And Enterprises - A Study In Inconsistency , James Dexter Clark

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Dilemma Of Extending International Commercial Arbitration Clauses To Third Parties: Is Protecting Federal Policy While Accommodating Economic Globalization A Bridge To Nowhere, Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga Apr 2013

The Dilemma Of Extending International Commercial Arbitration Clauses To Third Parties: Is Protecting Federal Policy While Accommodating Economic Globalization A Bridge To Nowhere, Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga

Cornell International Law Journal

No abstract provided.


International Trade And Investment Law And Carbon Management Technologies, Shi-Ling Hsu, Nigel Bankes, Anatole Boute, Sarah Mccalla, Steve Charnovitz, Liz Whitsitt, Nicholas Rivers Feb 2013

International Trade And Investment Law And Carbon Management Technologies, Shi-Ling Hsu, Nigel Bankes, Anatole Boute, Sarah Mccalla, Steve Charnovitz, Liz Whitsitt, Nicholas Rivers

Shi-Ling Hsu

Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases will require the development of carbon management technologies that are not currently available or that are not currently cost-effective. While market mechanisms such as carbon pricing must play a central role in stimulating the development of these technologies, governmental policy aimed at fostering carbon management technologies and lowering their costs must also play a part. Both types of policies will form part of an optimal greenhouse gas control portfolio.

This article develops a framework of international trade and investment law insofar as they may affect carbon management technologies. While it is commonly perceived that international …


International Trade Regulatory Challenges For Brazil And Some Lessons From The Promotion Of Ethanol, Michelle R. Sanchez-Badin Mrs., Daniela Helena Godoy Ms. Jan 2013

International Trade Regulatory Challenges For Brazil And Some Lessons From The Promotion Of Ethanol, Michelle R. Sanchez-Badin Mrs., Daniela Helena Godoy Ms.

Michelle R Sanchez-Badin Mrs.

Since the 1990s, participation in international trade has been affirmed as a tool for development. Therefore, countries like Brazil have intended so far to increase their international insertion through trade. Ever since, in those twenty years since then, Brazil has experienced a sequence of moments that affirms that direction to its development: from a period of unilateral trade liberalization to a phase of integration into international blocks and negotiations, in the seek for a more structured policy by and for trade. This article takes the Brazilian experience in its effort to promote ethanol as a renewable and competitive energy alternative …


International Trade: Ftc Service Of Subpoena Abroad, David K. Millon Jan 2013

International Trade: Ftc Service Of Subpoena Abroad, David K. Millon

David K. Millon

None available.


International Trade: Ftc Service Of Subpoena Abroad, David K. Millon Jan 2013

International Trade: Ftc Service Of Subpoena Abroad, David K. Millon

David K. Millon

None available.


Public-Private Regime Interactions In Global Food Safety Governance, Ching-Fu Lin Jan 2013

Public-Private Regime Interactions In Global Food Safety Governance, Ching-Fu Lin

Transnational Business Governance Interactions Working Papers

In response to an apparent decline in global food safety, numerous public and private regulatory initiatives have emerged to restore public confidence. This trend has been particularly marked by the growing influence of private regulators such as multinational food companies, supermarket chains and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), who employ private standards, certification protocols, third-party auditing, and transnational contracting practices. This paper explores how the structure and processes of private food safety governance interact with traditional public governance regimes, focusing on Global Good Agricultural Practices (GlobalGAP) as a primary example of the former. Due to the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of public regulation …


Rise Of The Intercontinentalexchange And Implications Of Its Merger With Nyse Euronext, Latoya C. Brown Jan 2013

Rise Of The Intercontinentalexchange And Implications Of Its Merger With Nyse Euronext, Latoya C. Brown

Latoya C. Brown, Esq.

This paper examines the impending merger between the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) and NYSE Euronext against the backdrop of the current structure of the global financial services industry. The paper concludes that the merger embodies what the financial services industry is becoming and captures the model that will allow exchanges to remain competitive in today’s marketplace: mega-exchanges with broader asset classes and electronic platforms. As technology and globalization threaten their vitality, exchanges will need to continue reinventing and adapting. Increasingly over the last decade they have done so by merging and by moving, at least a part of, their operations on screen. …


Cisg As Basis Of A Comprehensive International Sales Law, Larry A. Dimatteo Jan 2013

Cisg As Basis Of A Comprehensive International Sales Law, Larry A. Dimatteo

UF Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Anti-Corruption Internationally: Challenges In Procurement Markets Abroad—Part Ii:The Path Forward For Using Procurement Law To Help With Development And The Fight Against Corruption, Daniel I. Gordon Jan 2013

Anti-Corruption Internationally: Challenges In Procurement Markets Abroad—Part Ii:The Path Forward For Using Procurement Law To Help With Development And The Fight Against Corruption, Daniel I. Gordon

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

This paper, presented at the West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (covering 2012), discusses developing issues in international public procurement. Among other things, the paper suggests that there is growing recognition of the role that procurement can play in national development and the fight against corruption. In the paper the author points out that, while there is a worldwide trend toward more and more similar procurement systems, that trend does not mean that procurement systems are becoming, or should become, uniform. Moreover, the author contends in the paper that procurement law has only a limited role in national development …