Andrew Smith

The WTO and China

The WTO: Fair or Foul?

During the summer of 2020, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) handed down its final ruling. Before former US President Donald Trump blocked appointments to the Appellate Body—which effectively disbanded it—the Appellate Body served as the final round of arbitrators that would give the ultimate verdict on international trade disputes between countries.

Brazil China trade law

The US-China Trade War and Brazil as Proof of Trade Redirection

When we hear of a “trade war” we often think about the countries directly involved, or those that contribute to the economic tension. Indeed, when the US and China announced escalating waves of tariffs on each other’s goods in 2018, many economists expressed that both the US and China—through a purely economic lens—could only lose