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Regional Approaches to Trade: An Analysis of USMCA, CPTPP, RCEP, CARICOM, ACFTA

Regional Approaches to Trade: An Analysis of USMCA, CPTPP, RCEP, CARICOM, ACFTA

26 Aug, 2021

A main alternative put forward to the crisis of the multilateral trading system is a network of regional trade arrangements. Regional trade agreements are viewed as a potential alternative because they constitute one of the exceptions to the general non-discrimination rule under WTO agreements. Panelists' compared and contrasted these regional trade agreements to understand their efficacy.

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Highlights from the WTO & U.S. Trade Law and Policy Summer Program

Highlights from the WTO & U.S. Trade Law and Policy Summer Program

12 Aug, 2021

From June 21 through July 2, 2021, Professor Padideh Ala’i and Dr. Renata Amaral co-directed a comprehensive, two-week course on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and various aspects of U.S. trade law and policy. The course covered cutting-edge issues and concerns including international relations and policy, public health initiatives, investments, labor and worker rights, food safety, the environment, and several other interesting topics that affect international trade.

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Participant Reflections on the 2021 WTO & U.S. Trade Law and Policy Summer Program

Participant Reflections on the 2021 WTO & U.S. Trade Law and Policy Summer Program

03 Aug, 2021

The WTO & U.S. Trade Law and Policy Summer Program took place from June 22 - July 2, 2021. This program covered topics including trade and peace, vaccines, intellectual property, and more. Hear from Amanda Athahyde and Isabelle Guero,  participants in this year's course, on her experience learning from world renowned trade practitioners, scholars and academics.

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Looking Behind the Scenes: Insights into Today's Practical Relevance of Comparative Law

15 Jul, 2021

The ICLS team looked behind the scenes and inquired into the multiple fields of law in which comparative law, especially the comparative method applied to administrative law, impact real legal practice, and how it has shaped the lives of lawyers and academics working in this field. The following are the interviews with experts’ insights into these matters.

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The New EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement

The New EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement

18 May, 2021

In December 2020 the European Union and China announced the signing of a Comprehensive Investment Agreement. AUWCL Professor Padideh Ala’i discussed with leading experts to analyze what impact—if any—this agreement will have on global trade and those trade blocks’ relationship with the United States.

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Restoring Public Integrity: Recommendations for the Biden Administration

Restoring Public Integrity: Recommendations for the Biden Administration

18 May, 2021

On April 12, 2021, the U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Program, led by AUWCL Professor Nancy Boswell, former U.S. Transparency International President, discussed with leading experts some recommendations for the Biden Administration to restore public integrity.

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