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.

sterreichische Geschichte

Author: Karl Vocelka
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406616303
Release Date: 2011-05-25
Genre: History

Das Gebiet der heutigen Republik Österreich bildete bis 1806 einen Bestandteil des Heiligen Römischen Reiches. Ist die Geschichte Österreichs daher eine der Landesgeschichten der seit dem späten Mittelalter immer klarer erkennbaren Territorien des Reiches? Drei wesentliche Faktoren unterscheiden die Entwicklung Österreichs von jener anderer Länder des Reiches. Zum ersten war dieses Gebiet die «Hausmacht» der habsburgischen Dynastie, die von 1438 bis 1806 mit einer kurzen Ausnahme den Herrscher des Heiligen Römischen Reiches stellte. Zweitens kam es schon vor der habsburgischen Herrschaft durch die spezifische Randlage und die besondere Rechtsstellung der Mark Österreich zu einem Phänomen, das man als «Hinauswachsen aus dem Reich» bezeichnet, und drittens bildete dieses Österreich nach 1918 einen eigenen Staat, der zwar um seine Identität rang, aber realpolitisch ein souveräner Staat war. Wie sich die Geschichte Österreichs von den Anfängen bis zum EU-Beitritt gestaltete, wo die Grenzen im Laufe von mehr als eintausend Jahren verliefen, welche Bedeutung die Religion für das Land hatte, welche kulturellen Blüten es hervorbrachte, aber auch wie es zum Niedergang der politischen Kultur in der Zeit des Austrofaschismus und des Nationalsozialismus beitrug, schildert Karl Vocelka in eindrucksvoller Klarheit und Anschaulichkeit in diesem kleinen Band.

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.

The World Trade Organization

Author: International Trade Law Center
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387226885
Release Date: 2007-12-31
Genre: Law

The editors have succeeded in bringing together an excellent mix of leading scholars and practitioners. No book on the WTO has had this wide a scope before or covered the legal framework, economic and political issues, current and would-be countries and a outlook to the future like these three volumes do. 3000 pages, 80 chapters in 3 volumes cover a very interdiscplinary field that touches upon law, economics and politics.

The Law of Development Cooperation

Author: Philipp Dann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107470194
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Law

Development interventions are agreed by states and international organisations which administer public development funds of huge proportions. They have done so with debatable success, but, unlike the good governance of recipients, the rules applying to donors have hitherto received little scrutiny. This analysis of the normative structures and conceptual riddles of development co-operation argues that development co-operation is increasingly structured by legal rules and is therefore no longer merely a matter of politics, economics or ethics. By focusing on the rules of development co-operation, it puts forward a new perspective on the institutional law dealing with the process, instruments and organisation of this co-operation. Placing the law in its theoretical and political context, it provides the first comparative study on the laws of foreign aid as a central field of global public policy and asks how accountability, autonomy and human rights can be preserved while combating poverty.

Emissions Trading and WTO Law

Author: Felicity Deane
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781783474424
Release Date: 2015-02-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Emissions Trading and WTO Law examines the global trade issues that arise as a result of the introduction of emissions trading frameworks. The book focusses specifically on the rules of the WTO, as a tool to demonstrate where the boundaries exist for a

Interpreting WTO Agreements

Author: Asif H. Qureshi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107043299
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

This second edition identifies the problems of interpreting WTO agreements, addressing the legislative developments and updating the case law.

WTO Law and Developing Countries

Author: George A. Bermann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139466066
Release Date: 2007-08-20
Genre: Law

This book was originally published in 2007. Developing countries make up the majority of the membership of the World Trade Organization. Many developing countries believe that the welfare gains that were supposed to ensue from the establishment of the WTO and the results of the Uruguay Round remain largely unachieved. Coming on the heels of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the ongoing Doha Development Round, launched in that Middle Eastern city in the fall of 2001, is now on 'life support'. It was inaugurated with much fanfare as a means of addressing the difficulties faced by developing countries within the multilateral trading system. Special and differential treatment provisions in the WTO agreement in particular are the focus of much discussion in the ongoing round, and voices for change are multiplying because of widespread dissatisfaction with the effectiveness, enforceability, and implementation of those special treatment provisions.

World Trade Organization WTO

Author: Bernard M. Hoekman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317585480
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Genre: Political Science

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the most important international organizations in existence today. It contains a set of disciplines that affect the ability of governments to impose trade restrictions, and has helped to support the steady expansion of international trade since the 1950s. The WTO has been the focus of vociferous protests by anti-globalization activists and has experienced great difficulties in agreeing to new trade rules since its establishment. At the same time it has become the premier global forum for the settlement of trade disputes and has proven to provide a robust framework for international cooperation in the trade area. This book separates the facts from the propaganda and provides an accessible overview of the WTO’s history, structure and policies as well as a discussion of the future of the organization. It also confronts the criticisms of the WTO and assesses their validity. New to the second edition: discussion of legislative amendments to the WTO Agreement, in particular Aid for Trade, the Agreement on Trade Facilitation and the Bali Package evaluation of case law developments and major disputes since 2007, including analysis of the WTO and the financial crisis – in particular the trade policy responses of WTO Members and institutional response reflection on recent shifts to mega-regional agreements (TPP, TISA, TTIP) and their implications what next post Bali? Fully updated throughout, this book continues to be essential reading for students of international trade, international political economy, commercial law and international organizations as well as activists and others interested in a balanced account of a key global institution.

Services Liberalization in the EU and the WTO

Author: Marcus Klamert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107034594
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Genre: Law

"Both in WTO law and EU law there is a dichotomy between liberalisation based on market access and targeting domestic regulation. Consequently, both regimes share the problem of distinguishing national measures impairing market access and those that do not have such effect. Looking at the provision of services, a cornerstone of EU substantive law, in the EU and the WTO this book offers a comprehensive evaluation of the current legal status quo on transnational services provision on a global level. Based on thorough analysis of both EU and WTO law, policymakers are provided with concrete proposals for fostering the consistency and effectiveness of the current regime. A final chapter discusses possible approaches to regulation such as home state rule, hoststate rule and mutual recognition from a comparative perspective. Written by a highly respected author team, this is essential reading for EU internal market specialists and WTO law scholars alike"--

Regional trade agreements and the WTO legal system

Author: Lorand Bartels
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199207003
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

The proliferation of regional trade agreements, including both free trade agreements and customs unions, over the past decade has provoked many new legal issues in WTO law, public international law, and an emerging law of regional trade agreements. The various Parts of this book chart this development from a number of perspectives. Part 1 introduces the economic and political underpinnings of regional trade agreements, their constitutional functions, and their role as a locus for integrating trade and human rights. Part 2 examines the WTO rules governing regional trade agreements, focusing on a number of areas in which regional trade agreements prove problematic, such as trade remedies, regulatory standards and rules of origin. Part 3 investigates areas in which regional trade agreements go beyond WTO rules, in areas such as intellectual property, investment, competition, services, sustainable development and mutual recognition, while Part 4 is devoted to the dispute settlement mechanisms of regional trade agreements, and includes illuminating case studies. Part 5 explores the interrelationship between regional trade agreements and the WTO system from the perspective of public international law, involving questions with significance beyond the trade community.

The Legal Texts

Author: World Trade Organization
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521785804
Release Date: 1999-11-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Contains GATT, GATS, TRIPS, the new dispute settlement procedures and the legal framework of the WTO.

Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution

Author: Matthias Oesch
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199268924
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

This volume is a unique study on the highly controversial issue of standard of review in WTO dispute resolution. Standards of review reflect the extent to which the WTO adjudication bodies can over-ride the decisions taken by national authorities. As such they play a crucial role in shaping the balance of power and responsibility for decisions on factual and legal issues. In recent years they have gained unprecedented political and systemic significance in WTO panel proceedings. To what extent should panels and the Appellate Body review policy determinations of national or regional authorities of WTO members, both in terms of facts and law? Should they be guided by a policy of judicial restraint or should they review domestic measures de novo? This volume first addresses the tense relationship between international interdependence and national sovereignty against which WTO dispute settlement takes place. It then examines the notion of standards of review as one of the crucial elements in shaping the balance of power and responsibility for decisions on factual and legal issues. The current state of law and practice which has emerged through panel and Appellate Body reports is analysed and critically assessed in a commentary on the evolution of, and inconsistencies amongst, the relevant cases. Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution is a significant contribution to a perplexing subject. It also contributes to the clarification of basic issues of global Constitutionalism and the interface between domestic and international law.