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Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis & Case Studies

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Edited by: Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio

ISBN13: 9780521494304
Published: January 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 2 Volumes
Price: Out of print

This Pack consists of Case Studies

and Commentaries and Analysis

As the Doha Development Round trade negotiations have stalled, bilateral and regional free trade agreements have become an important alternative. These agreements have proliferated in recent years, and now all of the major trading countries are engaging in serious bilateral trade negotiations with multiple trading partners. This book provides a comprehensive study of recent bilateral and regional trade agreements.

There are two main aspects. First, it surveys the most important recent agreements in relation to each substantive topic covered (e.g. intellectual property, investment, services and social policy) and provides an overview of the law being created in these areas. Second, the bilateral and regional trade agreements are explained in the context of economics, international law and international relations.

  • Companion book to the unique collection of core agreements available at www.worldtradelaw.net
  • Text offers ‘added value’ analysis to the core agreements
  • Range of contributors means the book combines both practitioner and academic experience

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International Trade
Commentary and Analysis volume
1. Introduction Simon Lester and Bryan Mercurio
Part I. Economics and Politics of FTAs:
2. Economics of FTAs Pravin Krishna
3. Politics/International Relations/Political Economy of FTAs Olivier Cattaneo
4. Bilateral versus Multilateral FTAs David Evans
Part II. Relationship with WTO and International Law:
5. Legal Requirements for FTAs under the WTO Nic Lockhart and Andrew Mitchell
6. The Relationship of FTAs to International Law
Tania Voon and Andrew Mitchell
Part III. Legal Aspects of FTAs: Comparative Analysis:
7. Agriculture Tim Josling
8. Rules of Origin Amy Johannesen
9. Services Federico Ortino
10. Investment Josh Meltzer
11. Government procurement Arwel Davies
12. Intellectual Property Bryan Mercurio
13. Social Issues: Labor, Environment, Human Rights Lorand Bartels
14. Dispute Settlement Simon Lester and Victoria Donaldson.
Case Studies volume
1. Australia - U.S. Tania Voon and Andrew Mitchell
2. CAFTA - DR Mauricio Salas
3. EU - Mexico Brad Condon
4. U.S. - Colombia Patricio Grane and Michael Smart
5. Mexico - Japan Bryan Mercurio
6. U.S. - Morocco Jason Kearns
7. U.S. - SACU Nkululeko Khumal and Peter Draper
8. China - Chile Luz Sosa
9. U.S. - Singapore Daren Tang.