The National Interest: “Trading Up”

    August 2007

    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. partner Shanker A. Singham addresses the differences between producer- and consumer-oriented approaches to trade regulation in his article "Trading Up." Appearing in the July/August 2007 issue of The National Interest, Mr. Singham’s article makes the case that only trade liberalization accompanied by competitive markets can deliver economic growth that alleviates poverty around the world. Traditional trade liberalization has focused on border measures, not behind the border barriers; however, trade liberalization aimed at consumers has the best chance of spurring economic growth and development around the world.

    Mr. Singham, based in Squire Sanders’ Washington DC and Miami offices, focuses his practice on the areas of antitrust and international trade law including WTO and market access issues. He advises global companies and national government on trade and competition issues. A frequent lecturer on competition and trade issues around the world, he has also taught trade negotiators from around the Western Hemisphere in a course on international trade.

    Reprinted with permission of The National Interest.