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Prof.
Akio
Shimizu
Function: 
Associate Dean, Professor of Law, Waseda University, Law School, Tokyo
Area of Expertise: 
Japanese Business Law
Japanese Business
WTO Law
Vita: 

Akio Shimizu is Professor of Law at Waseda University Law School. His research and teaching focus on international trade regulations, international economic law and general issues in public international law. He has extensive practical experience in the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a dispute settlement panelist in several cases and is a member of the Permanent Group of Experts established under the Agreement of Subsidies and Countervailing Measures for the term Spring 2010 - Spring 2015. Shimizu has written extensively in the fields related to his research interests. He has engaged in several visiting professorships in Japan and abroad including the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and Santa Clara University. He holds a B.A. in Law and LL.M. from Waseda University as well as a LL.M. from Yale Law School.

Recent publications in trade area:

·       Casebook on WTO Law (Mitsuo Matsushita, Junji Nakagawa & Akio Shimizu, eds., 2000)

·       European Communities - European Communities - Anti-Dumping Measure on Farmed Salmon From Norway (Panel Decision) in Research Report on GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement XVIII (Fair Trade Centre, 2008)

·       European Communities - Selected Customs Matters (Panel Decision) in Research Report on GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement XVII (Fair Trade Centre, 2007)

·       European Communities - Export Subsidies on Sugar (Appellate Body Decision) inResearch Report on GTT/WTO Dispute Settlement XVI (Fair Trade Centre, 2006)

·       European Communities - Export Subsidies on Sugar (Panel Decision) in Research Report on GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement XV (Fair Trade Centre, 2005)

·       Canada - Export Credits and Loan Guarantees for Regional Aircraft - Recourse to Arbitration by Canada under Article 22.6 of the DSU and Article 4.11 of the SCM Agreement, in Research Report on GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement XIV (Fair Trade Centre, 2004)

·       Canada - Export Credits and Loan Guarantees for Regional Aircraft, in ResearchReport on GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement XIII (Fair Trade Centre, 2003)

·       Treaties for the Global Environment (co-authored with Nishi and others, Chuo Hoki Publishing, Tokyo, 2003)

·       International Economic Law (Co-authored with Juniji Nakagawa et al., 2003)

·       The WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures - The Japan Liquor Tax Case in Bessatsu Jurist: Hundred International Law Cases, Jurist (published by Yuhikaku Publishing in Tokyo), Vol. 37, No. 1 (2001)

·       Casebook on the Law of GATT/WTO (Mitsuo Matsushita, Junji Nakagawa & Akio Shimizu, eds., 2000)

 

Trade-related experience at the World Trade Organization:

Served on the following dispute settlement panels

·       Brazil - Export Financing Programme for Aircraft (WT/DS46/R, 14 April 1999)

·       Brazil - Export Financing Programme for Aircraft, Recourse by Canada to Article 21.5 of the DSU (WT/DS46/RW, 9 May 2000)

·       Brazil - Export Financing Programme for Aircraft Recourse to Arbitration by Brazil under Article 22.6 Of the DSU and Article 4.11 of the SCM Agreement (WT/DS46/ARB, 28 August 2000)

·       Brazil - Export Financing Programme for Aircraft, Second Recourse by Canada to Article 21.5 of the DSU (WT/DS46/RW/2, 26 July 2001)

·       European Communities - Conditions for the Granting of Tariff Preferences to Developing Countries (WT/DS246/R, 1 December 2003)

·       European Communities - Measures Affecting the Approval and Marketing of Biotech Products (WT/DS293, 29 September 2006)

Faculty

Law & Business in Japan