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Research Paper
Published online: September 1, 2016

Obama, WTO Trade Enforcement, and China

Stuart S. Malawer
George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government
3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1, Arlington, Virginia 22201 USA.
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Since US President Obama entered office in 2009, his administration filed 20 WTO cases and won every one that was decided. At the time of this assertion, there were 11 filings against China. The cases filed against China that have been won by the US have concerned, among others: Chinese duties or restrictions on the US high-tech steel exports; violation of intellectual property rights; dumping of Chinese tires into the US marketplace; restrictions on imports of autos into China; and restricted use of electronic payment systems (credit cards) in China. It also involved Chinese restrictions on exports of rare Earth elements and other raw materials from China.

Keywords : Obama, WTO, China, Litigation, COOL.

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