CSUSTL calls for abolition of NAFTA Chapter 19

IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Washington, DC, September 19) – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) today published a position paper calling for the abolition of Chapter 19 of the original NAFTA agreement (“Review and Dispute Settlement in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Matters”).  The paper identifies the current system of binational panel review of whether domestic … Continue reading CSUSTL calls for abolition of NAFTA Chapter 19

CSUSTL Supports Administration Efforts to Provide Modifications to Trade Remedy Laws to Address Special Needs of Seasonal, Perishable, Cyclical Agricultural Products

The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (“CSUSTL”) consists of trade associations, companies and unions from both manufacturing and agriculture that have had to use U.S. trade remedy laws when faced with unfair trade practices on imports or surges in imports that have posed problems for companies and their workers. The Trump Administration in their … Continue reading CSUSTL Supports Administration Efforts to Provide Modifications to Trade Remedy Laws to Address Special Needs of Seasonal, Perishable, Cyclical Agricultural Products

Is the WTO Dispute Resolution System “Exceeding Expectations?

Yes, the WTO dispute resolution system IS "exceeding expectations" but not in a good way.  It's regularly blown past its assigned role (a.k.a. "standard of review") and is making up new obligations that can only properly be established through negotiated agreements.  Here is an excellent rack-up of the Appellate Body's serial excesses, written by Terence … Continue reading Is the WTO Dispute Resolution System “Exceeding Expectations?