Executive Summary (Summary of a project undertaken for Trade Law Bureau, Government of Canada)* (Full report can be read here)** The seventy years following the establishment of the multilateral trading regime with the GATT 1947 have seen very few invocations of national security exceptions to treaty obligations. Recently, this trend has begun to change. The use of Article XXI of the GATT 1994 has seen a significant upswing during 2017 and 2018. The current flurry of trade-di
Executive Summary (Summary of a confidential project undertaken for a government entity)* Trade facilitation and effectively managing potential trade barriers are fundamental goals of any nation’s foreign relations branch. Knowing what other nations do to effect communication between government and industry members is key in developing one’s own mechanisms. To this end, at the request of a government’s trade bureau, we researched various mechanisms from several countries and
Clinic: Queens University and UOttawa, Spring 2019 Beneficiary: EAC Secretariat Introduction * Full Report and Appendices available here On behalf of the joint International Trade and Investment Law Practicum at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University (“the Joint Clinic”), Simon Gollish, Andrew MacDonald, and Alina Smirnova (“the Team”) are grateful for the opportunity to work on a project for the benefit of the East African Community Secretariat (“the Beneficiary”).