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New EU dumping methodology is illegal, Chinese, Russians and Saudis say
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New EU dumping methodology is illegal, Chinese, Russians and Saudis say

The EU can expect legal challenges against its new law to protect the bloc against dumped and subsidized imports. That message came out loud and clear during a meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices.   The European regulation, which entered into force on 20 December, establishes …

Comment: UNCITRAL and the future of ISDS – fix it or nix it?
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Comment: UNCITRAL and the future of ISDS – fix it or nix it?

  The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law has an opportunity this week to keep pace with the other developments around the world challenging ISDS by using bold and creative thinking. Such innovation is not beyond UNCITRAL’s mandate, argues Rob Howse.   Nothing unites critics of globalization these days …

Blog: EU-Mexico agreement – key elements
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Blog: EU-Mexico agreement – key elements

The European Commission has released an 18-page document on the EU-Mexico free trade deal that was concluded over the weekend. Here are the distilled contents of the modernisation exercise, with yours truly’s knee-jerk reactions and annotations.   Negotiators will work over the coming months on a final pact ready to …

WTO: EU, US and Japanese silence on steel measures speaks louder than words
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WTO: EU, US and Japanese silence on steel measures speaks louder than words

The EU, the US and India came under fire today for measures to protect their steel and solar cell industries. But what’s more interesting is what wasn’t said during the meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Safeguards Committee.   WTO members criticised the EU’s ‘safeguard’ investigation into steel as well …

Beyond Brussels: ‘Winds of change are blowing’ on WTO rules, Wolff says
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Beyond Brussels: ‘Winds of change are blowing’ on WTO rules, Wolff says

Initiatives and discussions involving large groups of countries on issues such as electronic commerce and investment facilitation signal that global trade rules are set for a revamp, says Alan Wolff, deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization.   “The WTO rulebook very likely will be updated to address current and …