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Why Adjudicate?Enforcing Trade Rules in the WTO$
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Christina L. Davis

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691152752

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691152752.001.0001

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The Reluctant Litigant: Japanese Trade Policy

The Reluctant Litigant: Japanese Trade Policy

(p.185) 5 The Reluctant Litigant: Japanese Trade Policy
Why Adjudicate?

Christina L. Davis

Princeton University Press

This chapter examines Japanese trade policy to promote market access for exports. It considers how the delegation of authority to the bureaucracy influences the choice of trade strategies by Japan. The Japanese legislature grants considerable autonomy to the bureaucracy for management of foreign trade policy. As a result, there should be lower demand for adjudication and less politicization of case selection. Compared to the United States, the chapter shows that Japan follows a more selective adjudication strategy and initiates only a few cases for large industries with less obvious political influence on selection. Analysis of a number of case studies reveal the absence of political pressure on the country's foreign economic policy. The chapter also looks at a dataset of trade barriers that represent potential trade disputes.

Keywords:   delegation of authority, bureaucracy, Japan, Japanese trade policy, adjudication, politicization, foreign economic policy, trade barriers, trade disputes, exports

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