Essentials of WTO Law

Author: Peter Van den Bossche
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316571545
Release Date: 2016-04-02
Genre: Law

At a time when developments in WTO law have made this field increasingly complex, this concise and non-technical introduction provides a timely and carefully considered overview of the substantive rules and institutional arrangements of the WTO. A variety of text features enables a rich understanding of the law: illustrative examples clarify important issues of the law and demonstrate the law's practical application; boxed summaries of key rulings in WTO case law highlight the interpretation of the relevant provisions and lead readers to a deep understanding of the meaning and application of legal rules; and recommendations for further reading allow readers to engage with current debates. Online resources include links to useful sources of information for work and research within the field. Co-written by a leading authority in the field, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to get to grips with this fascinating yet challenging field of law.

The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization

Author: Peter Van den Bossche
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108211116
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Law

Retaining the signature clarity and depth that made it an instant classic, this new fourth edition of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization examines both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Fully updated to incorporate all new developments in the WTO's body of case law, this market-leading text offers readers a clear introduction to the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and a detailed examination of the law of the WTO. With integrated questions and assignments which allow readers to easily assess and reinforce their understanding and develop their analytical skills, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization is essential reading for all WTO law students and practitioners. Suitable for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, this classic text is also the ideal resource for practitioners, diplomats and policymakers looking for an introduction to the law of the WTO.

Sovereignty the WTO and Changing Fundamentals of International Law

Author: John H. Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139452731
Release Date: 2006-03-27
Genre: Law

The last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century has been one of the most challenging periods for the generally accepted assumptions of international law. This book, first published in 2006, grapples with these long-held assumptions (such as the consent basis of international law norms, equality of nations, restrictive or text-based treaty interpretations and applications, the monopoly of internal national power, and non-interference), and how they are being fundamentally altered by the forces of globalization. It also examines the challenges facing the WTO as a component of international economic law, and how that field is inextricably linked to general international law.

Advanced Introduction to International Trade Law

Author: Michael J. Trebilcock
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781783471614
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Law

øThis book presents an accessible yet nuanced introduction to the basic structure and principles of international trade law. It explores the development of the international trade law regime, principally GATT and WTO law, and through clear and concise

Processes and Production Methods PPMs in WTO Law

Author: Christiane R. Conrad
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139497640
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: Law

Despite a decades-long debate, starting with the 'Tuna-Dolphin' disputes of the 1990s, questions on the status of national regulatory measures linked to processes and production methods in WTO law have yet remained unsolved. Likewise, labelling requirements relating to unincorporated aspects of a product's life cycle remain strongly contested. These ongoing disputes at the WTO as well as global social and environmental challenges related to economic activities show how topical and important the search for adequate answers still is. Processes and Production Methods (PPMs) in WTO Law identifies and comprehensively analyses the key legal problems concerning such measures, setting them in the context of the current debate and its economic and regulatory background. Christiane R. Conrad develops a new approach to this debate which draws on the objectives and established economic rationales of the WTO Agreements.

World Trade Law

Author: Simon Lester
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781509915972
Release Date: 2018-02-22
Genre: Law

This third edition of one of the leading textbooks on world trade law offers what is, in a number of ways, a unique perspective on this important subject. Combining the best aspects of both casebook and treatise, this comprehensive textbook provides detailed explanations and analysis of the law to help understand the issues as well as case extracts to offer a flavour of the judicial reasoning of trade adjudicators. Moreover, the book is truly global in outlook, being equally useful for students of international trade law in the UK, Europe, the US, Asia and elsewhere around the world. This updated edition includes in-depth discussions of the most recent developments in international trade jurisprudence, setting out important precedents that help establish the boundaries between global trade rules and domestic national autonomy. In this era, when political developments place even more importance on international trade, it will be essential reading for all students, scholars and practitioners in the field.

A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT WTO

Author: Gabrielle Marceau
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107085237
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Genre: Law

How have GATT/WTO staff and Appellate Body members contributed to the evolution of the rule-of-law in the multilateral trading system?

Carbon related Border Adjustment and WTO Law

Author: Kateryna Holzer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782549994
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Genre: Political Science

Carbon-Related Border Adjustment and WTO Law will be of great benefit to policymakers and practitioners working in the area of climate policy and trade regulation. Researchers and advanced students in international economic law and international enviro

Preferential Trade Agreements

Author: Kyle W. Bagwell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139498906
Release Date: 2011-03-07
Genre: Law

This volume assembles a stellar group of scholars and experts to examine preferential trade agreements (PTAs), a topic that has time and again attracted the interest of analysts. It presents a discussion of the evolving economic analysis regarding PTAs and the various dysfunctions that continually place them among the priority items for (re)negotiation by the WTO. The book explores recent empirical research that casts doubt on the old 'trade diversion' school and debates why the WTO should deal with PTAs and if PTAs belong under the mandate of the WTO as we now know it.

Distributive Justice and World Trade Law

Author: Oisin Suttle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108415811
Release Date: 2017-09-30
Genre: Law

This book proposes a novel theory of justice in international trade law, examining what justice means and demands in this domain.

Research Handbook in International Economic Law

Author: Andrew T. Guzm¾n
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781847204233
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Political Science

This major new work consists of carefully commissioned original and incisive contributions from leading scholars in the field of international economic law. Covering a full range of topics, the Handbook provides an accessible treatment of the law in each area, as well as a thoughtful synthesis and discussion of related public policy issues from a broadly social science perspective.

The WTO and International Investment Law

Author: Jürgen Kurtz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107009707
Release Date: 2016-01-20
Genre: Law

Jürgen Kurtz provides a theoretically grounded and doctrinally tractable framework to understand the relationship between international trade and investment law.

The Extractive Industries Sector

Author: Håvard Halland
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9781464806056
Release Date: 2015-09-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The extractive industries (EI) sector occupies an outsize space in the economies of many developing countries. Policy makers, economists, and public finance professionals working in such countries are frequently confronted with issues that require an in-depth understanding of the sector, its economics, governance, and policy challenges

The World Trade Organization

Author: David Collins
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780745794
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The World Trade Organization is one of the most important yet least understood organizations in the world. As a lynchpin of globalization, the WTO allows us to enjoy products and services from around the world, but it also lays bare the frailty of many industries, in some cases leading to unemployment and even threatening social cohesion. In this beginner’s guide, Dr. David Collins explores the goals of the WTO and how these have created difficulties for its member countries as they adapt to the pressures of globalization. With high-profile case studies straight from the headlines and textboxes that clearly outline complex issues such as regional trade agreements and currency manipulation, this engaging and highly-informative book explains what the WTO does and how it fits into the world we know. Anti-globalizationists say it should expand its mandate to cover social issues that matter to real people but, as Collins shows, to pursue these goals would likely involve taking steps back from liberalizing international trade — the primary objective of the WTO and why the organization was created in the first place.