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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures: A Collection of the Relevant Legal Texts 3rd ed isbn 9781107684157

The WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures: A Collection of the Relevant Legal Texts 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780521010771
ISBN: 0521010772
New Edition ISBN: 9781107684157
Published: March 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Practitioners will be familiar with the first edition of this classic book which was first published by the WTO in 1995. This new edition, co-published with Cambridge, takes into account legal decisions and other legal instruments adopted since 1995. New material has been added, including the 'Working Procedures for Appellate Review', and the 'Rules of Conduct for the DSU'. In the second edition the provisions on consultation and on dispute settlement in each of the Multilateral Trade Agreements covered by the DSU are now collected together. Older, less relevant material has been removed. The internal text design is somewhat altered too, and cross references between the texts have been extended. Key words within the index have been augmented to reflect the extended coverage. This is the procedural bible for practitioners, academics, students, and all who need to interact with the dispute settlement procedures of the WTO Panels and Appellate Body.

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International Trade
Part I. Understanding on Roles and Procedures Governing the Disputes (DSU) Art:
1. Coverage and application
2. Administration
3. General provisions
4. Consultations
5. Good offices, conciliation and mediation
6. Establishment of panels
7. Terms of reference of panels
8. Composition of panels
9. Procedures for multiple complaints
10. Third parties
11. Function of panels
12. Panel procedures
13. Right to seek information
14. Confidentiality
15. Interim review stage
16. Adoption of panel reports
17. Appellate review, standing appellate body
18. Communications with the panel or appellate body
19. Panel and appellate body recommendations
20. Time-frame for DSB decisions
21. Surveillance of implementation of recommendations and rulings
22. Compensation and the suspension of concessions page
23. Strengthening the multilateral system
24. Special procedures involving least-developed country members
25. Arbitration art
26. Non-violation complaints of the type described in paragraph 1(b) of Article XXIII of GATT 1994
27. Responsibilities of the Secretariat
1. Agreements covered by the understanding
2. Special or additional rules and procedures contained in the covered agreements
3. Working procedures
4. Expert review groups
Part II. Dispute Settlement Rules and Procedures in the Multilateral Trade Agreements: A. The GATT 1994 and Other Covered Agreements:
1. General interpretative note to Annex 1A
2. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994
3. WTO Covered Agreements
i. Agreement on agriculture
ii. Agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures
iii. Agreement on textiles and clothing
iv. Agreement on technical barriers to trade
v. Agreement on trade-related investment measures
vi. Agreement on implementation of article VI of GATT 1994
vii. Agreement on implementation of article VII of GATT 1994
viii. Agreement on preshipment inspection
ix. Agreement of rules of origin
x. Agreement on import licencing procedures
xi. Agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures
xii. Agreement on safeguards
B. General agreement on trade in services (GATS): C. Agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights
Part III. Dispute Settlement Decisions of the Contracting Parties to the GATT 1947 Referred to in the DSU:
A. Decision of 12 April 1989 on improvements to the GATT Dispute Settlement Rules and Procedures
B. Decision of 5 April 1966 on Procedures Under Article XXIII
Part IV. Dispute Settlement Rules and Procedures in the Plurilateral Trade Agreements: A. Provisions regarding the Agreement on Government Procurement
1. Agreement on government procurement
2. Notification under Appendix 1 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding
B. Agreement on trade in civil aircraft
Part V. Rules of Procedure for the Meetings of the Dispute Settlement Body: A. Rules of procedure for meetings of the Dispute Settlement Body
B. Rules of procedure for sess