Brendan McGivern

Brendan McGivern

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WTO Appellate Body Report: EU – Biodiesel (Argentina)

Decision: The WTO Appellate Body has delivered a mixed verdict in Argentina's challenge to EU anti-dumping measures on biodiesel. The Appellate Body rejected Argentina's claims that part of the EU Basic Regulation on...more

10/25/2016 - Administrative Appeals Anti-Dumping Agreement Anti-Dumping Duty Argentina Biodiesel EU Exports GATT Imports WTO

WTO Appellate Body Report: India – Solar Cells

Decision: The WTO Appellate Body has affirmed that local content requirements maintained by India for solar cells and modules violate India's obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 and...more

10/1/2016 - Appeals Environmental Policies GATT India Indian Supreme Court Local Content Requirements Plastic Solar Cells Solar Energy Sustainability TRIMs Agreements WTO

WTO Panel Report: Russia – Pigs (EU)

Decision: A WTO Panel has ruled that the Russian Federation violated its WTO obligations by imposing an EU-wide ban on live pigs and pork products, in breach of the food safety rules of the WTO Agreement on the...more

9/15/2016 - Appeals Arbitrary and Capricious Breach of Contract Discrimination Dispute Resolution EU Federal Bans Food Safety Imports Risk Assessment Russia Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Scientific Evidence Trade Agreements WTO

WTO Panel Report: Russia - Tariff Treatment

A WTO Panel has ruled that the Russian Federation has violated its WTO obligations by imposing duties on certain EU goods in excess of its committed ("bound") rates, in breach of Article II of the General Agreement on Tariffs...more

8/24/2016 - Ad Valorem Tax Breach of Contract Common Customs Tariff (CCT) Competition Duties EU Exports GATT Imports Policy Violations Russia Schedule of Concessions Tariffs Trade Agreements WTO

WTO Panel in US-Korea Washer Dispute Rejects US Use of Zeroing to Address Targeted Dumping

A WTO Panel has issued a mixed ruling in a Korean challenge to anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by the United States on certain imported washing machines. This decision marks the first time that a WTO panel has...more

3/22/2016 - Anti-Dumping Duty Countervailing Duties Exports International Trade Disputes Korea U.S. Commerce Department WTO

The Effect of Challenges to the US Clean Power Plan on the Paris Climate Agreement

Ongoing legal challenges to the US Clean Power Plan (CPP) have led some to question whether the United States can meet its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets pledged pursuant to the recent United Nations...more

2/25/2016 - Clean Power Plan Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions Order to Stay Paris Agreement Power Plants SCOTUS

EEC Issues Draft Rule on Electronic Pre-Notification Procedure for Shipment by Rail

The Eurasian Economic Commission (the “EEC”) issued a draft decision on July 16, 2013 requiring electronic pre-notification for all goods shipped into the Customs Union (CU) by rail. The draft decision provides for entry into...more

8/9/2013 - Customs EU European Commission Notifications Proposed Regulation Railways Shipping Unions

European Union Requests Consultations in First WTO Case Against Russia

On 9 July 2013, the European Union (EU) formally challenged Russia on its recycling fee for imported vehicles by requesting consultations under the WTO dispute settlement system. This is the first WTO dispute initiated...more

7/18/2013 - Consultation EU Fees Imports Motor Vehicles Recycling Russia WTO

USTR Releases Report on US Enforcement Efforts Targeting Russia’s Compliance With WTO Commitments

On June 18, 2013, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a report titled “Report on WTO Enforcement Actions: Russia” describing USTR enforcement actions to ensure Russia’s compliance with its World Trade...more

6/26/2013 - Compliance Enforcement Trade Agreements USTR WTO

Trade Alert: Russia’s WTO Membership and the Gains for Russian Exporters

Russia's recent accession to the WTO has the potential to bring numerous benefits to Russian exporters. Membership will result in improved access for Russian exports in foreign markets — including the EU, the United States...more

12/2/2012 - WTO

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