Case Study: International and World
Trade Law – Counterfeiting
a 1-2 page reflective paper (double spaced) on the following questions while
discussing the connections between business, law, politics and ethics.
One: There has been a movement in the last decade encouraging people
to “buy American.” Discuss the legal and ethical issues related to boycotting
goods from other countries. What are the practical business implications of
such a move?
Two: The World Trade Organization, or WTO, is the largest and most
influential of the trade organizations. China and other heavy counterfeiting
nations are part of this group. What could WTO-participating nations do to
address the problems of counterfeiting? What should they do?
Three: The United Nations Security Council, the main decision-making
body at the UN, is comprised of five regular members: China, France, the
Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States. Ten more members
are elected from the General Assembly. Given the make-up of the committee, what
type of action might the UN take with regard to the counterfeiting issue?