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The Eleventh WTO Conference

25th May 2011

Please click here to view the conference programme

As in the past the Eleventh WTO Conference will take place over two days (25-26 May) and is being co-organized with the Institute of International Economic Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Day 1 will address issues relating to dispute settlement, taking as its overarching theme: "Subsidies in Many Shapes and Sizes". Under this rubric will be panels addressing (a) US-China Trade Relations - Ongoing Disputes Over "Subsidies"; (b) China's "Indigenous Innovation" Policy'; (c) US "Zeroing": A Failed Litigation Strategy and Its Impact on the Role of "Precedent" in Dispute Settlement in the Trading System; and (d) WTO Disputes: A Year in Review and a Look Ahead.

Day 2 will address issues of broader policy concern, looking at issues arising under the theme of "The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on International Regulation Inside and Outside the WTO." On this day we are considering panels addressing (a) The Doha Round: Current Prospects; (b) After the Financial Crisis; (c) Relationship between Trade and Finance
A detailed program of the Conference will be posted shortly. For registration for this event, please see below.

If you would like more information on this event, please contact N. Jansen Calamita, Director, Investment Treaty Forum and Senior Research Fellow in International Trade and Investment Law

Organized in association with the Institute of International Economic Law Georgetown University Law Center, Society of International Economic Law and Queen Mary University of London.

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