Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 3, Spring

APEC and Trans-Pacific Dispute Management
INTRODUCTION The November 1994 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting(1) in Bogor, Indonesia, ended with a bold call for "free and open trade and investment" in the Asia Pacific region by the year 2020.(2) Accomplishing this ambitious...
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Empowering South Pacific Fishmongers: A New Framework for Preferential Access Agreements in the South Pacific Tuna Industry
[C]learly, tuna represents the [South Pacific]'s most valuable renewable resource, and, in the long term, probably its most valuable asset overall. At present, the very substantial benefits flowing from the resource accrue mainly to distant water...
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Environmental Contamination and World Trade Integration: The Case of the Czech Republic
The recognition of global environmental threats has significantly impacted trade relations between nations. This trend is particularly evident in the struggle of less developed or modernizing countries to achieve full membership in the international...
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International Investment Dispute Settlement Procedures: The Evolving Regime for Foreign Direct Investment
INTRODUCTION The Uruguay Round agreements(1) have refocused attention on international institutional arrangements for dispute settlement in international business. Since the new dispute settlement procedures of the World Trade Organization (WTO)...
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Policy Alternatives for Reform of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas: Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
INTRODUCTION The December 1994 Miami Summit announcement of the initiative to form a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) by the year 2005, and the imminent accession of Chile to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), ensure that issues...
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Should the North American Free Trade Agreement Dispute Settlement Mechanism in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Cases Be Reformed in the Light of Softwood Lumber III?
I. INTRODUCTION The softwood lumber dispute is a good illustration of the operation of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA)(1) dispute settlement mechanism in antidumping and countervailing duty cases. It is the longest-running trade dispute between...
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The Impact of NAFTA on Labor Arbitration in Mexico
On October 13, 1994, the United States National Administrative Office (NAO) issued its response to the first complaints filed under the labor side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).(1) THE ruling engendered immediate criticism...
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Toward a General Agreement on the Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment
Considering the important developments of the last half-century, the growth of foreign investments and the expansion of the international activities of corporations . . . and considering the way in which the economic interests of states have proliferated,...
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