Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 4, Summer

Free Trade Meets U.S. Farm Policy: Life after the Uruguay Round
I. Introduction The significance of global agricultural production and trade became clear during the Uruguay Round of talks on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT),(1) as GATT members struggled to negotiate an agreement on the reduction...
INTELSAT at a Crossroads
INTELSAT stands at a crossroads. Behind it are 28 years of spectacular achievements, of challenges met and milestones reached. Before it lies a rapidly changing marketplace for global satellite services, one whose dynamics dictate vigorous competition.(1)...
Maybe You Can Take It with You, after All: Subsidies and Privatization under U.S. Countervailing Duty Law
Although the most dramatic processes of privatization now underway are those in the formerly socialist states of Eastern Europe and the late Soviet Union, the past decade has also seen a surge of privatizations in the world's market economies. From...
The Framework for the New Trade Agenda
This paper illustrates the validity of Paul Valery's observation that "the trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be." The global changes in security, politics, and most fundamentally, economics and trade since the beginning...
The Future of U.S.-Japan Trade Relations
Trade is an essential element of the Clinton Administration's economic and foreign policies. It derives its importance from this Administration's signal emphasis on economics. This emphasis begins at home, with policies aimed at deficit reduction,...
The Post-Uruguay Round Future of Section 301
I. INTRODUCTION For the United States, the conclusion of new GATT(1) trade agreements in December 1993 is only the first, albeit major, step toward their implementation here. While the Constitution empowers the President to conduct the foreign...
Unpacking the "Trade and Environment" Conflict
Assuming for the moment that worldwide environmental policies internalizing all pollution costs--backed by a Global Environmental Organization and a multi-billion dollar Green Fund to assist developing countries--are not readily forthcoming, how then...
U.S. Trade Policy in Transition: Globalization in a New Age - an Overview
Think about what has happened in the last few years and how our world has changed. The Berlin Wall has come down and the Soviet Union has disintegrated. Market economies and democracies are on the rise all over the world. The U.S. and Russia no longer...
Visibility and Value: The Role of Job Evaluation in Assuring Equal Pay for Women
Using job-evaluation schemes for women means we must begin by recognizing that most women do work that is different from that of most men. Women's work requires different kinds of skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions within different...