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[ 2 Mar 2012 | ]
Angela Merkel meets with International Organizations, Including WTO Director General Pascal Lamy

by Laurens Ankersmit, Jessica Lawrence, and Gareth Davies*
PDF Available For Official Citation
I. Introduction
Jurisdictions have increasingly begun to restrict the sale of goods on the basis of the processes involved in production; even if these processes left no trace in the finished product. Products produced by environmentally harmful processes, sweat shops, and child labor are all seen as a distinct group for purposes of taxation and regulation.[1]
Such process and production method (PPM) measures are analytically distinct from more conventional product regulation, which concerns itself with the physical aspects of the product and …

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[ 23 Apr 2010 | Comments Off ]
Note: Regulatory Imperialism: The Worldwide Export of European Regulatory Principles on Credit Rating Agencies

* Despite their role as the primary risk evaluators of various debt instruments, Governments have historically placed little regulation on credit rating agencies

* Targeted as a primary cause of the current economic crisis, Credit rating agencies will soon be subject to European regulation regimes that differ substantially from those in the United States

* In order to prevent anti-competitive outcomes, The EU must seek to align is regulation strategies of credit rating agencies to those of the United States

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[ 24 Jan 2010 | ]
The Need for Enforcement of U.S. Punitive Damages Awards by the European Union

Jessica J. Berch
19 Minn. J. Int’l L. 55 (2010)
Did the United States make a crucial mistake when agreeing to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements? Author Jessica J. Berch argues that the United States should seek to revise certain provisions of the agreements to allow for the recovery of punitive damage awards in E.U. courts.