Adding Sweeteners to Softwood Lumber: The Wto-Nafta Spaghetti Bowl is Cooking

Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 9, March 2006

Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 93

13 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2006

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Joost Pauwelyn

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID); Georgetown University Law Centre

Abstract

With the Doha round in trouble, the so-called spaghetti bowl of multilateral trade rules and proliferating regional trade deals, is, once again, prominently on the radar screen of the international trade community. Perfect examples of this image are the longstanding US-Canada softwood lumber and US-Mexico sweetener disputes. Both trade spats, extensively litigated in NAFTA and the WTO, are close to reaching a climax. Fueling the suspense is that the WTO and NAFTA may reach different results.

Suggested Citation

Pauwelyn, Joost, Adding Sweeteners to Softwood Lumber: The Wto-Nafta Spaghetti Bowl is Cooking. Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 9, March 2006, Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 93, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=875007

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