Bridging the Global Governance Gap: Reforming the Law of Trade Adjustment
75 Pages Posted: 3 May 2014 Last revised: 5 May 2014
Date Written: April 1, 2012
How will the American worker compete in the international economy? This Article considers this question and the broader issues that it implicates by examining an oft-neglected aspect of international economic law. The focus of this Article is trade adjustment assistance (TAA), which provides transitional assistance to domestic workers and companies adversely affected by trade. This Article suggests that TAA is a vital element of the international trading system, and proposes new ways of re-conceptualizing the role of adjustment in the global trade regime in order to fulfill the promise of free trade as a driver of growth and innovation.
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