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Discussion Papers

"MEAs in WTO Dispute Settlement Proceedings: Can They Become Applicable Law?"
by TAIRA Satoru (Osaka City University)
April 2007

"The Implementation Issue under the WTO Dispute Settlement Procedure - Procedural factors and proposals for improvement"
by KAWASE Tsuyoshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka University)
March 2006

"Complementarity between Regional Trade Agreements and Multilateral Trade Liberalization: Economic consideration and future challenges"
by MUKUNOKI Hiroshi (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
February 2006

"China and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade"
by ARAKI Ichiro, Director of Research, Senior Fellow, RIETI
July 2002

Policy Symposium, etc

"Agriculture and Food in Free Trade Agreements" [PDF:24KB]
by YAMASHITA Kazuhito, RIETI Senior, RIETI
RIETI ANEPR Series, January 16-17, 2004

"A New Regional Order in Asia - A Constructive Way Forward" [PDF:27KB]
by WU Rong-I, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
RIETI ANEPR Series, January 16-17, 2004

"Toward the Formation of East Asia FTA (EAFTA)" [PDF:28KB]
by URATA Shujiro, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
RIETI ANEPR Series, January 16-17, 2004

"Post-crisis Regionalism in East Asia and Strategic Significance of Japan-Korea FTA" [PDF:96KB]
by FUKAGAWA Yukiko, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
RIETI ANEPR Series, January 16-17, 2004

"ASEAN and East Asian Economic Integration" [PDF:32KB]
by CHIA Siow Yue, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
RIETI ANEPR Series, January 16-17, 2004

"Modality of Korea-Japan FTA: From the Perspective of Korea" [PDF:24KB]
by AHN Dukgeun, KDI School
RIETI ANEPR Series, January 16-17, 2004

"Promoting the Regional Economic Cooperation in Asia - Admist Economic Globalization" [PDF:44KB]
by CHEN Qingtai, Vice President, Development Research Center of the State Council of the PRC
RIETI Symposium, April 22-23, 2002

"A Shift from Market- led to Institution- led Regional Economic Integration in East Asia" [PDF:120KB]
by URATA Shujiro, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
RIETI Symposium, April 22-23, 2002

"WTO Accession and Chinese Economy: Impacts on Agriculture, Financial Sector, and State-owned Enterprises" [PDF:13.6MB]
by LIN Yifu, Professor and Founding Director, China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University
RIETI Symposium, April 22-23, 2002

BBL Seminars

"The February 8, 2008 Falconer Draft Text for the Doha Round WTO Negotiations on Agriculture"
with Brett WILLIAMS, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director, Public International Economic Law, Sydney Centre for International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney
February 14, 2008

"Multilateralising Regionalism: How to make regionalism less damaging to the multilateral trade system"
with Richard BALDWIN, Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
December 15, 2006

"DDA Negotiations - where we are now and what other developments are in the trade remedies area"
by Jan WOZNOWSKI, Director, Rules Division, World Trade Organization
November 9, 2006

"The Future Scope of WTO - Issues as seen in the Sutherland Report"
by John H. JACKSON, University Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
March 23, 2006

"Hong Kong Ministerial - Entering Dangerous Waters at the WTO"
by Jeremy HOBBS, Director, Oxfam International
October 26, 2005

"The Road to the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial - a View from Europe"
by Tim ABRAHAM, Director International Trade Policy, Department of Trade and Industry, UK
August 2, 2005

"A New Look at American Trade Politics"
by I. M. DESTLER
July 21, 2005

"Does Japan Need a Trade Barriers Regulation?"
by Marco C.E.J. BRONCKERS, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LPP
March 25, 2005

"Should the Singapore Issues, Initially in the Doha Round, Be Revived? If So, When?"
by Jacques BOURGEOIS, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
March 25, 2005

"Promise and Pitfalls of the WTO and FTAs: Investment and Trade in Services"
by Pierre SAUVE, Consultant, World Bank Institute in Paris
November 1, 2004

"Canadian Views on the Doha Round and Perspectives on Building a National Trade Policy Consensus"
by John GERO, Canadian Chief Trade Negotiator for the WTO / Assistant Deputy Minister for Trade and Economic Policy at the Department of International Trade
April 22, 2004

"Regional Trade Agreements: A Better Approach after Cancun?" [PDF:299KB]
by William J. Davey, Professor of Law, the University of Illinois College of Law
October 31, 2003

"European Trade Policy: What's behind?"
by Michel FOUQUIN, Deputy Director, CEPII
September 16, 2003

"The Doha Round and the Stakes for Business"
by Andrew W. SHOYER, Partner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP and Amelia PORGES, Counsel, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
March 17, 2003

"Prospects and Problems for East Asian Regionalism: A comparison with Europe"
by Richard BALDWIN, Professor, Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva
January 31, 2003

"Intellectual Property Rights Protection in China: Progress and Challenges" [PDF:52KB]
by Tom ROBERTSON, Associate General Counsel, Law and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
October 18, 2002

"Shock Therapy: How Closer US-Japan Ties can Help the Japanese Economy"
by Robert C. FAUBER, Consulting Fellow, RIETI
September 5, 2002

"Korea: Challenge and Opportunity for Japan"
by Marcus NOLAND, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics (IIE)
June 11, 2002

"WTO and Competition Rules: Will there be an Explicit Consensus?"
by Frederic JENNY, Vice Chairman, Conseil de la Concurrence
April 3, 2002

"Can Embedded Liberalism Survive the Challenges of the 21st Century? - What Markets Need in Order to Work Properly"
by John H. JACKSON, University Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
March 13, 2002

"The Doha Round and the Stakes for Business: What's Next?"
by Amelia PORGES, Andrew SHOYER, Michael FINE, Andrew STRENIO, Lawrence WALDERS, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP
January 25, 2002

"Struggling Forward: China Comes Up"
by Fan GANG, National Economic Research Institute, China Reform Foundation
December 20, 2001

Fellows in the Press

"Food Safety and Trade: BSE and Sanitary / Phytosanitary Measures"
by YAMASHITA Kazuhito
Economy, Culture & History JAPAN SPOTLIGHT Bimonthly, September / October 2008

"Viable Agricultural Policy for the WTO/FTA Age"
by YAMASHITA Kazuhito, Senior Fellow, RIETI
Nihon Keizai Shimbun, December 22, 2003

"Agricultural Negotiations: A Role for Japan in Breaking the Deadlock"
by HONMA Masayoshi, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
Jiji Top Confidential, September 3, 2003

"Ascension Years"
by TSUGAMI Toshiya, Senior Fellow, RIETI
Look Japan, May 2002

Keizai Sangyo Journal

"Safeguards under the WTO Regime - Realities and Problems"
by KAWASE Tsuyoshi, Fellow, RIETI
Research & Review, June 2004

"Reforming Agricultural Policy for Survival in the WTO and FTA Era"
by YAMASHITA Kazuhito, Senior Fellow, RIETI
Research & Review, January 2004

"WTO in Transition - The Current Status of the WTO Framework and its Future"
by KOTERA Akira, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
Research & Review, February 2003

Columns

"Mad Cow Disease (BSE) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures"
by YAMASHITA Kazuhito, Senior Fellow, RIETI
May 13, 2008

"BSE and the Ban on U.S. Beef Imports"
by YAMASHITA Kazuhito, Senior Fellow, RIETI
April 13, 2004

"Looking Back on Negotiations over WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding"
by KAWASE Tsuyoshi, Consulting Fellow, RIETI
June 17, 2003

"Bureau Pluralism and Japan's Safeguard System"
by ARAKI Ichiro, Director of Research, Senior Fellow, RIETI
February 13, 2002

"Turning Trade Friction between Japan and China into a Win-Win Game"
by C.H. KWAN, Senior Fellow, RIETI
May 29, 2001

Publications

"Implementation System Under the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism"
written and edited by KAWASE Tsuyoshi and ARAKI Ichiro
October 2005

"Safeguards under the WTO Agreement: Issues and Proposals for a More Effective Mechanism"
written and edited by ARAKI Ichiro and KAWASE Tsuyoshi
Authors' Words, August 2004

Policy Update

"Challenges and Prospects for Resumption of DDA Negotiations"
with OGAWA Tsunehiro, Director General of the Multilateral Trade System Department of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and KOTERA Akira, Professor at the University of Tokyo and RIETI Faculty Fellow
Policy Update 29 RIETI Policy Dialogue Series: Part One, December 15, 2006

"Push Forward Agricultural Reform and Take the Offensive in the WTO Negotiations"
by YAMASHITA Kazuhito, Senior Fellow, RIETI
Policy Update 21, November 4, 2005

RIETI Policy Symposium : "Prospects for the Doha Round: Major Challenges in the Multilateral Trading System and their Implications for Japan" Pre-event Interview No.2
"How Should the WTO Respond to a Changing International Community?"
by YAMAMOTO Yoshinobu, Professor, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University; Former Vice Governor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Policy Update 18, July 11, 2005

RIETI Policy Symposium : "Prospects for the Doha Round: Major Challenges in the Multilateral Trading System and their Implications for Japan" Pre-event Interview No.3
"What Stance Should Japan Take in the Doha Round Agriculture Negotiations?"
by ISHIKAWA Jota, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
Policy Update 18, July 11, 2005

RIETI Policy Symposium : "Prospects for the Doha Round: Major Challenges in the Multilateral Trading System and their Implications for Japan" Pre-event Interview No.5
"Challenges and Prospects for WTO Dispute Settlement Process: What Developed Countries Must Do to Maintain the Multilateral Trading System"
by KAWASE Tsuyoshi, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
Policy Update 18, July 8, 2005

RIETI Policy Symposium : "Prospects for the Doha Round: Major Challenges in the Multilateral Trading System and their Implications for Japan" Pre-event Interview No.4
"Institutionalization of International Relations in the Era of Globalization"
by KOTERA Akira, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
Policy Update 18, July 7, 2005

Designing a "Policy Mix": RIETI Policy Symposium Preview
-Pre-event Interview No.2
"What Roles Should Japan Play in Asian Economic Integration?"
by FUKAO Kyoji, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
Policy Update 14, June 14, 2004

Fellows' Works

"More Trade Friction Looming for China"
by C.H. KWAN, Senior Fellow, RIETI
China in Transition, December 20, 2002

"Can Japan be a Free Trader and a Protectionist at the Same Time?"
by C.H.KWAN, Senior Fellow, RIETI
China in Transition, April 5, 2002

Others

"New Players in the WTO and Prospects for the Doha Round"
by KOTERA Akira, Faculty Fellow, RIETI
RIETI Report 61, August 16, 2005

"WTO Safeguard Agreement"
RIETI Report 45, July 27, 2004

"In Memory of Robert Emil Hudec (1935-2003)"
by ARAKI Ichiro, Director of Research, RIETI
Miyakodayori 64, March 20, 2003

"Japan's Safeguard System Is Unsustainable"
by ARAKI Ichiro, Director of Research, RIETI
Miyakodayori 33, April 3, 2002

"It is Time Japan and China Act Like Neighbors"
by MUNAKATA Naoko, Senior Fellow, RIETI
Miyakodayori 20, July 17, 2001

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