International Economic Law (2016)
AuthorsRiffel Cshow all
The year 2016 was marked by the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“tpp”)1 and the panel ruling in Indonesia – Import Licensing Regimes, a case brought by New Zealand (together with the United States) against several Indonesian import restrictions on horticultural and animal products.2 Another highlight in the international economic law arena was the finalization of the legal text of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (“pacer Plus”), which aims at economic integration between Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island countries.3 At the same time, further trade integration has come under fire worldwide. Two events epitomize this: the outcome of the Brexit referendum to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union and the election of Donald Trump, an outspoken critic of the tpp and the North American Free Trade Agreement,4 as the 45th president of the United States. It is expected that these developments will have significant implications for the trade landscape in 2017.
CitationRiffel C (2016). International Economic Law. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law. 14. 254-263.
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