Trade Law Bulletin

Export regulation – the WTO’s blind spot?


  Buy from me... but must I sell to you? The Members who have negotiated the GATT and the WTO Agreements have to date focussed on the self-interest of their own producers to sell “stuff” to customers in the territories of other Members.


Trade protection set for shake-up as economic think-tank enters the arena


On 24 March 2009 the Assistant Treasurer, Chris Bowen, and the Home Affairs Minister, Bob Debus, jointly announced that the Government has requested the Productivity Commission, Australia’s highest level economic research and advisory body, to undertake an inquiry into the “effectiveness and impact” of Australia's anti-dumping and countervailing system.