Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Fall

Antidumping and Competition Policy
There are increasing calls from various quarters for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to be the forum for discussions on developing any eventual multilateral framework for competition policies. There would seem to be several conclusions we might...
APEC and the New Regionalism: GATT Compliance and Prescriptions for the WTO
I. Introduction The World Trade Organization (WTO) assesses regional trading institutions primarily through Article XXIV of the original 1947 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT 1947). Though its particulars are the subject of much...
Claims for the Repatriation of Cultural Property: Prospects for a Managed Antiquities Market
During the last twenty years, American and European dealers, museums, and private collectors of ancient, oriental, and primitive art have been subjected to an increasing number of "patrimony" claims(1) by artifact-rich "source nations."(2) Such claims...
Decision-Making at the Bank of Japan
The Bank of Japan (BOJ), one of the most important economic and legal institutions in the world, presents a fascinating puzzle to those interested in the economic and legal organization of international finance.(1) Several of the BOJ's peer institutions...
Easing Down the Merit-Disclosure Continuum: A Case Study of Malaysia and Taiwan
Introduction Capital market regulatory systems may be studied by examining where they fall along a "merit-disclosure continuum": history and classical economic theory(1) suggest that as markets mature, market regulation moves from merit regimes...
Should Antidumping Laws Be Dumped?
I. Introduction The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the arguments for replacing antidumping laws with competition laws or, alternatively, for recasting antidumping laws in the pattern of competition laws. This paper continues a debate to...
The Export of U.S. Tobacco Products to Developing Countries and Previously Closed Markets
Although per capita cigarette consumption has fallen by ten percent in developed countries since 1970, in developing countries it has risen by sixty-seven percent.(1) Globally, lung cancer is skyrocketing,(2) and ninety percent of this increase is...
The Selling of Argentina: Is the Path to the First World Privatized?
I. Introduction Since the beginning of the twentieth century, when Argentina was flooded by thousands of European immigrants, Argentines have identified more with their European ancestors than with their Latin American neighbors. The Argentine...