GLOBAL TRADE RELATIONS

 

 

Dr. Stuart S. Malawer, J.D., Ph.D. Distinguished Service Professor of Law and International Trade, George Mason University.

Dispute Resolution Case Study 
 

                                                                       

 
     The establishment and development of the dispute system has been historical. The Dispute Resolution System has considered and decided a range of cases. They have often raised the issue of implementation and sanctions. The dispute resolution system has become a critical aspect of the WTO and global trade relations in the last ten years. This semester we will focus on U.S. - China trade litigation.  We now have about 16 years of history concerning trade issues between the two largest national economies (and 22 years since the founding of the WTO) and the most important bilateral trade relations we have. 

 

               Please include the following in your presentation:

 

  • The history and context of the case.
  • Very briefly describe all prior proceedings. Focus on the most recent proceeding as well as the business and political context of the case.
  • The main WTO issue (in the most recent proceeding).The position of the main parties. The decision (recommendation) of the panel and / or the Appellate Body.
  • The contested issue of U.S. or foreign law or practice involved. 
  • The specific WTO agreement and specific provisions involved.  (Name the agreement, identify the provisions and quote or paraphrase it.)
  • Remember -- The basic issue is the consistency of the contested national act with  WTO obligations. Are they consistent or are they inconsistent?
  • What has happened concerning implementation and sanctions if any.
  • Your proposal for resolving the trade issues or if it is already decided your observations concerning the dispute in the context of the global trading system.
 
 Each team presentation should be about 25 minutes. Please leave 10 minutes or so for Q & A. Copies need to be submitted  electronically by 5 p.m. the evening before the presentation. Please provide the instructor with a hard copy at the time of the presentation. Each presentation should have 20 - 25 slides. [This is an interesting website concerning WTO Case Studies (EUI).]
 

U.S. - CHINA TRADE LITIGATION IN THE WTO (2001-2017)  

SPRING 2017

Team # 1

 

Daniela Abril-Romeror

U.S. v. China (Export Restrictions Rare Earths) (DS 431) (AB 2014) 

Corey Albright

   Presentation                                    

Rami Alshalbani

           

 

 

Team # 2

 

Hennewaah Asomah

China - U.S. (Tires) (DS 399) (AB 2011) 

                                         

Firas Bannourah

         Presentation

Judith Bartkowski

                     

 

 

Team # 3

 

Pomito Bhuivan

China v. U.S. (Various Products from China) (DS 449) (AB 2014).

Vasily Borisov

     Presentation                              

Haoua Coulibaly

                   

 

Team # 4

 

David Creegan

 U.S. - China (Enforcement of IPR) (DS 362)    (Panel 2009)

Kenia Duran-Lopez

   Presentation                                     

Minah Faheem

                    

 

 

 

 

Team # 5

 

Marina Gayed

U.S. - China (Export of Raw Material) (DS394) (AB 2012)   

Miray Gooding

  Presentation                                    

Orbora Gumatho

                   

 

 

Team # 6

 

James Henderson

U.S. - China (Electronic Payments --EPS) (DS 413) (Panel 2012)

Sonia Horne

    Presentation                                 

Herpin Jateng

                  

 

 

Team # 7

      

Jeremy Lutes

China v. U.S. (CVD on Products from China) (DS 437)  (AB 2014)

Marouen Mansour

Presentation
                                   

Miroslava Mircheva

                      

Team # 8
Monica Tatis-Phan

U.S. v. China (China's AD and CVD on US Autos) (DS 440 (Panel 2014).

 Katim Tourav     Presentation                             
JaVon Warren