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Legal and Economic Principles of World Trade Law

 

Earlier versions of the studies for the volumes addressing 2001-2003 are available for free downloading from the ALI web site.

The following reports appear in The WTO Case Law of 2001: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003. The reports are available for downloading from the ALI website.

·         “European Communities – Measures Affecting Asbestos and Asbestos-Containing Products”. Henrik Horn and Joseph H.H Weiler.

·         “United States – Import Prohibition of Certain Shrimp and Shrimp Products, Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by Malaysia”. Robert Howse and Damien J. Neven.United States – Safeguard Measures on Imports of Fresh, Chilled and Frozen Lamb Meat from New Zealand and Australia: What should be Required of a Safeguard Investigation?”. Henrik Horn and Petros C: Mavroidis.

·         “European Communities – Anti-Dumping Duties on Imports of Cotton-Type Bed Linen from India.” Merit E. Janow and Robert W. Staiger.

·         “Mexico – Anti-Dumping Investigation of High Fructose Corn Syrup from the United States, Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by United States”. Robert Howse and Damien J. Neven.

·         Argentina – Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Ceramic Floor Tiles from Italy”. Robert Howse and Damien J. Neven.

·         United States – Imposition of Countervailing Duties on Certain Hot-Rolled Lead and Bismuth Carbon Steel Products Originating in the United Kingdom: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Privatization and the Injury Caused by Non-Recurring Subsidies”. Gene M. Grossman and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         United States – Measures Treating Export Restraints as Subsidies”. Merit E. Janow and Robert W. Staiger.

·         Canada – Measures Affecting the Importation of Dairy Products and the Exportation of Milk”. Merit E. Janow and Robert W. Staiger.

·         “United States – Section 110(5) of the US Copyright Act, Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU: Would’ve or Should’ve? Impaired Benefits due to Copyright Infringements”. Gene M. Grossman and Petros C. Mavroidis.

 

The following reports appear in The WTO Case Law of 2002: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. The reports are available for downloading from the ALI website.

·         “United States – Section 129(c)(1) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act – Beating Around (The) Bush”. Kyle Bagwell and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         United States – Tax Treatment for “Foreign Sales Corporations”, Recourse to Arbitration Under Article 21.6 of the DSU and Article 4.11 of the SCM Agreement: A Comment”. Robert Howse and Damien J. Neven.

·         United States – Countervailing Duties on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Germany: The Sounds of Silence”. Gene M. Grossman and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         United States – Countervailing Measures Concerning Certain Products from the European Communities: Recurring Misunderstanding of Non-Recurring Subsidies”. Gene M. Grossman and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         Canada – Export Credits  and Loan Guarantees for Regional Aircraft: A Comment”. Robert Howse and Damien J. Neven.

·         United States – Definitive Safeguard Measures on Imports of Circular Welded Carbon Quality Line Pipe from Korea”. Gene M. Grossman and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         Chile - Price Band System and Safeguard Measures Relating to Certin Agricultural Products. Kyle Bagwell and Alan O. Sykes.

·         India – Measures Affecting the Automotive Sector”. Kyle Bagwell and Alan O. Sykes.

·         “United States – Section 211 Omnibus Appropriations Act of 1998: A Comment. Robert Howse and Damien J. Neven.

·         United States – Preliminary Determination with Respect to Certain Softwood Lumber from Canada: What is a Subsidy?”. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         “European Communities – Trade Description of Sardines: Textualism and its Discontent”. Henrik Horn and Joseph H.H. Weiler.

 

The following reports appear in The WTO Case Law of 2003: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006. The reports are available for downloading from the ALI website.

·         United States-Sunset Review of Anti-Dumping Duties on Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: A legal and economic analysis of the Appellate Body ruling. Robert Howse and Robert W. Staiger.

·         United States-Anti-Dumping Act of 1916 (Original Complaint by the European Communities)—Recourse to arbitration by the United States under 22.6 of the DSU: A Legal and Economic Analysis. Robert Howse and Robert W. Staiger.

·         One Bad Apple? A Comment on Japan - Measures affecting the Importation of Apples. Joseph H.H. Weiler and Damien J. Neven.

·         European Communities – Anti-Dumping Duties on Imports of Cotton-Type Bed Linen from India, Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by India. Gene M. Grossman and Alan O. Sykes.

·         El Mess in TELMEX: A comment on Mexico – measures affecting telecommunications services. Petros C. Mavroidis and Damien Neven.

·         European Communities – Conditions for the Granting of Tariff Preferences to Developing Countries. Gene M. Grossman and Alan O. Sykes.

·         United States – Definitive Safeguard Measures on Imports of Certain Steel Products. Gene M. Grossman and Alan O. Sykes.

·         United States – Continued Dumping And Subsidy Offset Act Of 2000. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         United States – Final Determination with Respect to Certain Softwood Lumber from Canada. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         EC- Antidumping Duties on Malleable Cast Iron Tube or Pipe Fittings from Brazil. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis.

 

The above three volumes are also available in a paperback volume, The American Law institute Reporters’ Studies on the WTO Case Law – Legal and Economic Analysis, Cambridge University Press 2007.

The following reports address the 2004-5 case law, and are published 2008 in a World Trade Review Special Issue. The will also be published in The WTO Case Law of 2004-5: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008. The reports are available for downloading from the ALI website.

·         United States – Final Dumping Determination on Softwood Lumber from Canada (Softwood Lumber V). Chad P. Bown and Alan O. Sykes

·         European Communities – Export Subsidies on Sugar. Bernard Hoekman and Robert L. Howse.

·         United States – Subsidies on Upland Cotton. André Sapir and Joel Trachtman.

·         United States – Sunset Reviews of Anti-Dumping Measures on Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina. Gene Grossman and Jasper-Martijn Wauters.

·         European Communities - Customs Classification of Frozen Boneless Chicken Cuts. Henrik Horn and Robert L. Howse.

·         Canada– Measures Relating to Exports of Wheat and Treatment of Imported Grain. Bernard Hoekman and Joel Trachtman.

·         United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) from Mexico. Chad Bown and Jasper-Martijn Wauters.

·         United States – Measures Affecting the Cross-Border Supply of Gambling and Betting Services. Doug Irwin and Joseph H.H. Weiler.  

·         Mexico – Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on Beef and Rice. André Sapir and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         United States – Countervailing Duty Investigation on Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors (DRAMs) from Korea. David Palmeter and Joseph Francois.

 

The following reports address the 2006-7 case law, and are published in a 2009 World Trade Review Special Issue. They are also published in The WTO Case Law of 2006-7: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009. The reports are available for downloading from the ALI website.

·         EC – Measures Affecting the Approval and Marketing of Biotech Products. Robert L. Howse and Henrik Horn.

·         US – Laws, Regulations and Methodology for Calculating Dumping Margins (EC). Thomas J. Prusa and Edwin Vermulst.

·         Mexico – Tax Measures on Soft Drinks and Other Beverages. André Sapir and William J. Davey.

·         EC – Selected Customs Matters. Bernard Hoekman and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         US - Measures Relating to Zeroing and Sunset Reviews (Japan). Thomas J. Prusa and Edwin Vermulst.

·         Japan – Countervailing Duties on Dynamic Random Access Memories from Korea. Meredith Crowley and David Palmeter.

·         Brazil - Measures Affecting Imports of Retreaded Tyres. Chad Bown and Joel Trachtman.

·         Turkey – Measures Affecting the Importation of Rice. David Gantz and Simon A.B. Schropp.

 

The following reports address the 2008 case law, and are published in a 2010 World Trade Review Special Issue. They are also published in The WTO Case Law of 2008: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010. The reports are available for downloading from the ALI website.

·         Appellate Body Report in EC – Bananas III: waiver-thin, or lock, stock and metric ton? Simon A.B. Schropp and David Palmeter.

·         Guilt by association: US – Measures Relating to Shrimp from Thailand and US – Customs Bond Directive for Merchandise Subject to Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duties. Thomas Prusa and Edwin Vermulst.

·         Mexico – Olive Oil: Remedy without a cause? Chad Bown and Niall Meagher.

·         US – Stainless Steel (Mexico). Meredith Crowley and Robert L. Howse.

·         Continued Suspense: EC – Hormones and WTO Disciplines on Discrimination and Domestic Regulation. Bernard Hoekman and Joel Trachtman.

·         United States – Subsidies on Upland Cotton Recourse to Article 21.5 by Brazil. William Davey and André Sapir.

·         China – Measures Affecting Imports of Automobile Parts. Jasper-Martijn Wauters and Hylke Vandenbussche.

·         India – Additional and Extra-Additional Duties on Imports from the United States. Paola Conconi and Jan Wouters.

·         India – Additional and Extra-Additional Duties on Imports from the United States: Comment. Frieder Roessler.

 

The following reports address the 2009 case law, and are published in a 2011 World Trade Review Special Issue. They are also to be published in The WTO Case Law of 2009: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

·         United States – Zeroing (EC) and United States – Zeroing (Japan): Article 21.5 Implementation Reports. Bernard Hoekman and Jasper-Martijn Wauters.

·         United States – Continued Existence and Application of Zeroing Methodology: The End of Zeroing? Thomas Prusa and Edwin Vermulst.

·         China – Intellectual Property Rights:  Incomplete Harmonization Contracts in International Economic Law. Joel Trachtman & Kamal Saggi.

·         China – Publications and Audiovisual Products. Paola Conconi and Joost Pauwelyn.

·         US - Upland Cotton (Article 22.6). Gene M. Grossman and Alan O. Sykes.

 

 

The following reports address the 2010 case law, and appear in a 2012 World Trade Review Special Issue. They are also to be published in The WTO Case Law of 2010: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

·         Australia – Apples: Judicial Review in the Face of Uncertainty. Simon A.B. Schropp.

·         EC – IT Products. Paola Conconi and Robert L. Howse.

·         United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Thailand: A cat in the bag. Thomas J. Prusa and Edwin Vermulst.

·         United States – Certain Measures Affecting Imports of Poultry from China: The fascinating case that wasn't. Donald H. Regan.

·         United States – Certain Measures Affecting Imports of Poultry from China: The fascinating case that wasn't. Jan Bohanes.

 

The following reports address the 2011 case law, and appear in a 2013 World Trade Review Special Issue. They are also to be published in The WTO Case Law of 2011: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Chad P. Bown and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

·         It's a Bird, It's a Plane: Some Remarks on the Airbus Appellate Body Report (EC and Certain Member States -- Large Civil Aircraft, WT/DS316/AB/R). Michael Hahn and Kirtikumar Mehta.

·         Thailand--Cigarettes (Philippines): A More Serious Role for the ‘Less Favourable Treatment’ Standard of Article III:4. William J. Davey and Keith E. Maskus.

·         United States -- Definitive Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products from China: Passing the Buck on Pass-Through. Thomas J. Prusa and Edwin Vermulst.

·         Treaty Interpretation or Activism? Comment on the AB Report on United States -- ADs and CVDs on Certain Products from China. Joost Pauwelyn.

·         One (Firm) Is Not Enough: A Legal--Economic Analysis of EC--Fasteners. Chad P. Bown and Petros C. Mavroidis.

·         US--Tyres: Upholding a WTO Accession Contract -- Imposing Pain for Little Gain. Steve Charnovitz and Bernard Hoekman.

·         Philippines -- Taxes on Distilled Spirits: Like Products and Market Definition. Damien Neven and Joel P. Trachtman.

·         The TBT Panels: US--Cloves, US--Tuna, US--COOL. Robert Howse and Philip I. Levy.

·         Yet Another Nail in the Coffin of Zeroing: United States -- Anti-Dumping Administrative Reviews and Other Measures Related to Imports of Certain Orange Juice from Brazil. Kamal Saggi and Mark Wu.

·         United States -- Use of Zeroing in Anti-Dumping Measures Involving Products from Korea: It's déjà vu all over again. Thomas J. Prusa and Luca Rubini.

·         How Easy Is an Easy Case for a Complainant? Comment on US--Zeroing (Korea) DS402. Jorge A. Huerta-Goldman.

·         US -- Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam: A Stir-Fry of Seafood, Statistics, and Lacunae. Tomer Broude and Michael Moore.

 

The following reports address the 2012 case law, and appear in the April 2014 World Trade Review issue. They are also to be published in The WTO Case Law of 2012: The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies. Chad P. Bown and Petros C. Mavroidis (eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

·         Footloose and duty-free? Reflections on European Union -- Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Footwear from China. Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Michael O. Moore.

·         Safeguards and the perils of preferential trade agreements: Dominican Republic--Safeguard Measures.Chad P. Bown and Mark Wu.

·         China -- Countervailing and Anti-dumping Duties on Grain Oriented Flat-rolled Electrical Steel from the United States: exporting US AD/CVD methodologies through WTO dispute settlement? Thomas J. Prusa and Edwin Vermulst.

·          United States -- Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp and Diamond Sawblades from China: never ending zeroing in the WTO? Dukgeun Ahn and Patrick Messerlin.

·         United States -- Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft (Second Complaint): some comments. Damien Neven and Alan O. Sykes.

·         What is not so Cool about US--COOL Regulations? A critical analysis of the Appellate Body's ruling on US--COOL. Petros C. Mavroidis and Kamal Saggi.

·         Tuna--Dolphin II: a Legal and Economic Analysis of the Appellate Body Report. Meredith A. Crowley and Robert Howse.

·         Do you mind if I don't smoke? Products, purpose and indeterminacy in US -- Measures Affecting the Production and Sale of Clove Cigarettes. Tomer Broude and Philip I. Levy.

·         China--Raw Materials: A Controversial Step Towards Evenhanded Exploitation of Natural Rresources. Marco Bronckers and Keith E. Maskus.

·         China -- Electronic Payment Services: Discrimination, Economic Development and the GATS. Bernard Hoekman and Niall Meagher.

 

The following reports on the 2013 case law are under preparation.

·         EC - Seal Products (WT/DS400, WT/DS401.Philip Levy and Donald Regan.

·         China - Broiler Products (WT/DS427). Edwin Vermulst and Thomas Prusa

·         China - X-Ray Equipment (WT/DS425).      Michael Moore and Mark Wu.

·         Canada - Renewable Energy (WT/DS412) and Canada - Feed-In Tariff Program (WT/DS426). Carolyn Fischer and Steve Charnovitz.

 

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