Research Programs: International Trade and Investment

Comprehensive Research on the Current International Trade/Investment System (pt.V)

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

KAWASE Tsuyoshi

KAWASE Tsuyoshi (Faculty Fellow)



Our research project for this 2020-2022 period covers following issues;

  1. Development of multilateral rules on digital trade: WTO: Advanced rules in recent FTAs/EPAs; WTO negotiation on e-commerce, specific issues regarding DFFT (privacy and cyber security, in particular), other related issues including multilateral digital taxation, competition law and policy for digital platforms.
  2. International economic law on competitive neutrality: concept proposal on industrial subsidies issued by the Trilateral Trade Ministers; market distortion caused by public support for the "Made in China 2025" project and their WTO-consistency; sectoral subsidy/SOE issues in civil aircraft, shipbuilding and semi-conductors.
  3. Studies on WTO case law and dispute settlement procedure: review of recent WTO cases; the Appellate Body crisis.

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers