Personal Profile Bryan Mercurio The Asia-Pacific Circle

Professor of International Trade Law

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Bryan Mercurio is Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he teaches international trade law, with a particular focus on Intellectual Property protection. Bryan Mercurio also has a large consulting expertise. He has worked in government as well as in private practice, and has advised law firms, international organizations, NGOs and several governments on a wide range of international trade and investment matters.



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Trade Insights: Trump, China, and a Tale of Aluminum and Steel Tariffs.

April 27th, 2018, Professor bryan Mercurio with Antoine Martin | The complex relationship between President Trump and Beijing has again taken center stage with the announcement that the United States will take measures to increase the price of steel and aluminum imports from China to the United States. Sino-U.S. trade made headlines in late 2016 when President Trump lambasted China for violating the global trade rules. At the same time, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement because it was a ‘disaster’ for the U.S. and would certainly not ‘Make America Great Again’. [Read the Insight]



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