Our research project for this 2020-2022 period covers following issues;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Policy Discussion Papers
"[WTO Case Review Series No.34] China – Tariff Rate Quotas for Certain Agricultural Products (WT/DS517): The Interpretation of the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China, and the Relationship between this Dispute and the U.S.-China Phase One Deal" (HIRAMI Kenta)
"[WTO Case Review Series No.33] China – Domestic Support for Agricultural Producers (DS511): Calculation of Market Price Support" (SEKINE Takemasa)