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9 Apr 2018, 9:07 pm
Meredith Kolsky Lewis (Univ. at Buffalo - Law) has posted Dissents (in Research Handbook on WTO Dispute Settlement, Simon Lester & Bryan Mercurio eds., forthcoming). [read post]
9 Mar 2018, 7:43 am by Charnovitz
EU Can Retaliate Immediately Against Trump's Metal Tariffs Steve Charnovitz 9 March 2018 In a recent post about the Trump Administration's proposed Section 232 actions against steel and aluminum, Simon Lester comments that "I'm not convinced by the argument that because the national security argument is a sham, the measures can be treated as a safeguard measure, and therefore the retaliation is permitted. [read post]
3 Mar 2018, 7:00 am by Walter Olson
[Simon Lester] I’m quoted saying “that the tariff decision could be a big step backward for U.S. economic policy under Trump” [Trey Barrineau, trade journal DWM Magazine]: Walter Olson, a senior fellow with the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., said in a Facebook post on Friday that the tariff decision could be a big step backward for U.S. economic policy under Trump. [read post]
1 Oct 2017, 4:08 pm by INFORRM
Trinidad Government Senator Dr Lester Henry has been ordered to pay former Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran TT$550,000 damages for defamation. [read post]
1 Oct 2017, 1:02 pm by Simon Lester
Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute Dispute Settlement Jennifer Hillman, Georgetown University Law CenterJohn Magnus, TradeWinsMike Smart, Rock Creek Advisors Moderator: Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. [read post]
27 Sep 2017, 5:15 pm by Mona Pinchis
Creating more precise rules and limiting the ability of a tribunal to decide the elements of FET would satisfy the ‘America first’ sovereignty-push by the US Trump administration, which recently expressed distrust in ‘unaccountable’ tribunals (which as Simon has noted has been a slow attack upon the WTO dispute settlement system). [read post]
14 Sep 2017, 7:49 am by Simon Lester
This is a guest post by Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi In a previous post Simon Lester has commented on President Juncker’s wish to rescue the EU’s trade policy, by concluding a set of streamlined trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand that would carve out contentious clauses on investment protection. [read post]
24 Aug 2017, 9:06 pm by Rob Howse
As Simon Lester reported recently, the USTR has been developing a proposal that would allow individual NAFTA parties (member-states) to opt in or out of allowing suits against their governments by private corporations for violation of the investment provisions of the NAFTA. [read post]
1 May 2017, 8:12 am
Ben Zissimos & Jan Wouters, US–Shrimp II (Vietnam): Dubious Application of Anti-Dumping Duties – Should Have Used Safeguards Julia Qin & Hylke Vandenbussche, China–GOES (Article 21.5): Time to Clarify the Standard for Price Suppression and Price Depression in AD/CVD Investigations Arevik Gnutzmann-Mkrtchyan & Simon Lester, Does Safeguards Need Saving? [read post]
28 Sep 2016, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
Ikenson, Simon Lester, Scott Lincicome, Daniel R. [read post]
23 Aug 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Simon Lester, Cato] Tags: Europe, guns, Indian tribes, politics, search engines, taxes August 24 roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
6 Aug 2016, 8:52 am
Skovgaard Poulsen, Investment Protection in TTIP: Three Feasible Proposals Simon Lester, Six Degrees of Integration: How Closely Will the TTIP Integrate the Transatlantic Market? [read post]
3 Dec 2015, 9:10 pm
Simon Lester (Cato Institute) has posted an ASIL Insight on The TPP's Contribution to Public International Law. [read post]
24 Nov 2015, 11:46 am by Rob Howse
As Susan Esserman and I pointed out in Foreign Affairs some years back, the WTO dispute settlement system is among the most advanced adjudicative mechanisms yet devised for international law. [read post]