Research Programs: International Trade and Investment

Restructuring the international trade law system based on sustainability

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


NAKAGAWA Junji (Consulting Fellow)



The legitimacy of the post-war international trade law system is being questioned. First, economic globalization, which was realized through the system, has not eliminated domestic income disparity and the disparity of economic development among states. Second, the system cannot adequately control activities of firms in the globalized market. Third, the system cannot adequately deal with global issues such as global warming. This research project aims to determine the possibility of overcoming these legitimacy crises of the post-war international trade law system by restructuring the system based on the concept of sustainability.

January 12, 2022 - June 30, 2024

(During the research project period, the research activity period is set from January 12, 2022 to December 31, 2023, and the data usage reporting period is set from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.)

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers