9781139046589 (ebook) 9781107014770 (hardback)
Cambridge international trade and economic law ; 12.
Does the WTO leave appropriate policy space to its Members to pursue legitimate objectives, such as the economic development of developing countries, the conversion to a greener economy, or recovery in times of a global economic downturn? This legal and normative analysis of the WTO rules on subsidies and countervailing measures sheds light on why governments resort to subsidization and, by tracing the historical origins of the SCM Agreement and the Agreement on Agriculture, on why they have been willing to gradually confine their policy space. This sets the stage for a systematic and comprehensive legal analysis of both agreements, which integrates the vast amount of case law and proposals tabled in the Doha round. A separate case study explores the complex rules on export credit support, and the book closes with an in-depth normative assessment of these WTO rules on subsidies and countervailing measures.
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Rationales for offering subsidies Historical overview The scope of the SCM agreement Disciplines on subsidies Remedies Differential treatment Export credit support Rationale for disciplining export credit support : historical context Main elements of the OECD arrangement Disciplines on export credit support for non-agricultural products Disciplines on export credit support for agricultural products Export credit support in the light of the GATS Negotiations on export credit support disciplines in the Doha Round Conclusion: Normative analysis of disciplines on export credit support The scope of the SCM agreement : specific subsidies Disciplines on subsidization by developed countries Disciplines on subsidization by developing countries Disciplines on countervailing measures Disciplines on subsidies in the light of policy responses to the economic crisis.