9781139165143 (ebook) 9780521822909 (hardback) 9780521529815 (paperback)
This is primarily a textbook for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students of law. However, practising lawyers and policy-makers who are looking for an introduction to WTO law will also find it invaluable. The book covers both the institutional and substantive law of the WTO. While the treatment of the law is often quite detailed, the main aim of this textbook is to make clear the basic principles and underlying logic of WTO law and the world trading system. Each section contains questions and assignments, to allow students to assess their understanding and develop useful practical skills. At the end of each chapter there is a helpful summary, as well as an exercise on specific, true-to-life international trade problems.
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Formatted Contents Note
1. Economic globalisation and the law of the WTO 2. 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Economic globalisation and international trade 1.3 International trade and the law of the WTO 1.4 Sources of WTO law 1.5 WTO law in context 1.6 Summary 1.7 Exercise: Globaphiles versus globaphobes 2. The World Trade Organization 2.1 Introduction 2.2 The origins of the WTO 2.3 Mandate of the WTO 2.4 Membership of the WTO 2.5 Institutional structure of the WTO 2.6 Decision-making in the WTO 2.7 Other issues 2.8 Summary 2.9 Exercise: To join or not to join? 3. WTO dispute settlement 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The origins of the WTO dispute settlement system 3.3 Principles of WTO dispute settlement 3.4 Institutions of WTO dispute settlement 3.5 WTO dispute settlement proceedings 3.6 WTO dispute settlement practice to date 3.7 Challenges and proposals for reform 3.8 Summary 3.9 Exercise: Newland seeks justice 4. Principles of non-discrimination 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Most-favoured-nation treatment under the GATT 1994 4.3 Most-favoured-nation treatment under the GATS 4.4 national treatment under the GATT 4.5 National treatment under the GATS 4.6 Summary 4.7 Exercise: Beer in Newland 5. Rules on market access 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Tarrif barriers to trade in goods 5.3 Non-tariff barriers to trade in goods 5.4 Barriers to trade in services 5.5 Summary 5.6 Exercise: Carlie goes to Europe 6. Rules on unfair trade 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Dumping and anti-dumping measures 6.3 Subsidies and countervailing measures 6.4 Summary 6.5 Exercise: Dirty play, but by whom? 7. Trade liberalisation versus other societal values and interests 7.1 Introduction 7.2 General exceptions under the GATT 7.3 General exceptions under the GATS 7.4 Security exceptions 7.5 Economic emergency exceptions 7.6 regional integration exceptions 7.7 Balance-of-payments exceptions 7.8 Economic development exceptions 7.9 Summary 7.10 Exercise: Glass bottles and tetra-pack containers 8. Challenges for the future 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Integration of developing countries in the WTO system 8.3 extending the scope of WTO law 8.4 Conclusion.