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Dubai's new surveying law will provide more consistent data, says trade body bossCalifornia cap-and-trade extension sees potential bipartisan supportHLS WTO moot court team wins All-America regional competitionRare Defense-Focused Trade Probes Might Not Work: Report17 African Law Students Qualify for Final Round of 15th WTO Moot Court CompetitionInternational Trade Law Expert Says NAFTA Renegotiation Demands Could Trigger More Global Protectionist MovesInternational Trade Law Expert Says NAFTA Renegotiation Demands Could Trigger More Global Protectionist MovesDid Trump just take an ax to the US trade relationship with Canada?Stephen Vaughn, the Hamiltonian at USTRE.U. Responds to Hungary's Higher Education LawAluminum Probe Marks Trump Admin.'s 2nd Use Of Rare LawTrump puts aluminum imports in 'national security' crosshairsMonkey World director calls for changes in pet trade law as centre reaches "bursting point"Monkey World director calls for changes in pet trade law as centre ...Donald Trump's Unintelligible Presidency

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California appeals court panel upholds carbon fee
Salt Lake TribuneApril 6, 2017

The California Court of Appeal sided with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration and environmental groups in a 2-1 decision. California's cap-and-trade law caps carbon emissions and auctions off permits allowing companies to release greenhouse gases into ...more »

Global trade forecast to pick up but uncertainties linger
News On 6April 12, 2017

GENEVA (AP) - The World Trade Organization is predicting an uptick in global trade this year and next after a lackluster 2016, while cautioning that uncertainty about policies like protectionism and anti-globalization present risks to its forecast.more »

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Dubai's new surveying law will provide more consistent data, says trade body boss
The NationalApril 30, 2017

The Dubai Government's introduction of a new law to cover surveying will help ensure that data used for the emirate's development is much more accurate, according to one of the global property industry's biggest trade bodies. The Government said last ...more »

California cap-and-trade extension sees potential bipartisan support
Silicon Valley Business JournalApril 29, 2017

Outgoing high-speed rail CEO Jeff Morales recently told the Silicon Valley Business Journal that resolving uncertainties about California's cap-and-trade law was the rail system's top immediate priority because it and Proposition 1A bond money are its ...more »

HLS WTO moot court team wins All-America regional competition
Harvard Law School NewsApril 28, 2017

... leading international trade law moot court competition and is sponsored by the European Law Students' Association, an international, independent, non-political, and non-profit organization comprised of and run by and for law students and young lawyers.more »

Rare Defense-Focused Trade Probes Might Not Work: Report
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

Law360, Washington (April 28, 2017, 2:07 PM EDT) -- A rarely used trade law invoked by the Trump administration to call for investigations into potential national security threats from aluminum and steel imports has seen even rarer success, according ...more »

17 African Law Students Qualify for Final Round of 15th WTO Moot Court Competition
AllAfrica.comApril 28, 2017

Addis Ababa — Seventeen African law students, including 9 women and 8 men, have qualified for the final oral round of the 15th European Law Students' Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organization (WTO) law, which will be held ...more »

International Trade Law Expert Says NAFTA Renegotiation Demands Could Trigger More Global Protectionist Moves
Newswise (press release)April 27, 2017

LAWRENCE — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that instead of terminating NAFTA as he had previously threatened, the agreement could stay and that a renegotiation process would begin immediately. The landmark free-trade agreement ...more »

International Trade Law Expert Says NAFTA Renegotiation Demands Could Trigger More Global Protectionist Moves
Newswise (press release)April 27, 2017

Raj Bhala, an expert on international trade law and global trade, is available to speak with media about NAFTA, Trump's rhetoric on the topic, renegotiation of the deal, the original agreement, its effects on the three participating countries and ...more »

Did Trump just take an ax to the US trade relationship with Canada?
Washington PostApril 27, 2017

... in turn, be authorized to retaliate against U.S. exports. Ottawa has used the WTO to get results in the past — over issues like trade in cows and pigs — when Canada turned to international assistance to get the United States to follow the rules ...more »

Stephen Vaughn, the Hamiltonian at USTR
PoliticoApril 27, 2017

Vaughn, who spent years representing U.S. Steel Corp. as a lawyer at Skadden Arps before joining the law firm King & Spalding in 2016, has echoed many of Trump's complaints about how past U.S. trade policy has eroded the nation's manufacturing base ...more »

E.U. Responds to Hungary's Higher Education Law
Inside Higher EdApril 27, 2017

... but also with the right of academic freedom, the right to education and the freedom to conduct a business as provided by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, as well as with the union's legal obligations under international ...more »

Aluminum Probe Marks Trump Admin.'s 2nd Use Of Rare Law
Law360 (subscription)April 27, 2017

... 9:31 PM EDT) -- The Donald Trump administration on Wednesday launched a new investigation assessing national security threats from aluminum imports that could potentially lead to new tariffs, wielding an obscure trade law that allows for such ...more »

Trump puts aluminum imports in 'national security' crosshairs
PoliticoApril 27, 2017

“When you go down this path of reverting to the national security exception, it really is the nuclear option in trade law,” said Chad Bown, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “You're basically saying, 'You can't ...more »

Monkey World director calls for changes in pet trade law as centre reaches "bursting point"
Bournemouth EchoApril 26, 2017

MONKEY World is at “bursting point” dealing with rescued primates from the UK pet trade. The issue was discussed in Parliament this week after a petition was presented to Downing Street by the director of the Purbeck attraction Alison Cronin, alongside ...more »

Monkey World director calls for changes in pet trade law as centre ...
Bournemouth EchoApril 26, 2017

MONKEY World is at “bursting point” dealing with rescued primates from the UK pet trade. The issue was discussed in Parliament this week after a petition was ...more »

Donald Trump's Unintelligible Presidency
The New YorkerApril 25, 2017

To take one example, Pace asked Trump about his assertions, during the campaign, that he would designate China as a currency manipulator (a label that has consequences under U.S. trade law) for suppressing the value of its currency in order to prop up ...more »

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