U.S. and Canadian Federalism: Implications for International Trade Regulation

47 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last revised: 23 Aug 2014

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Gregory W. Bowman

West Virginia University College of Law

Date Written: April 11, 2012


Federalism and international trade regulation are popular topics in the legal literature, but the intersection of these two topics remains under-examined. This article explores this important intersection by engaging in a comparative analysis of U.S. and Canadian federalism, and by considering the effect of these countries' federal structures on their formulation and implementation of international trade policies -- which, in turn, may affect their ability to contribute to the development of international law in the international trade arena.

Keywords: federalism, international trade, foreign policy, United States, Canada, foreign commerce, foreign affairs, preemption, sovereignty, Montesquieu, regionalism, regional trade

JEL Classification: F00, F01, F02, F10, F15, F42, F49, H11, H70, H77, H79, K20, K33, L50, N70, N71, N72

Suggested Citation

Bowman, Gregory W., U.S. and Canadian Federalism: Implications for International Trade Regulation (April 11, 2012). West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 114, No. 3, 2012; WVU Law Research Paper No. 2012-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2041735

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