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The Jurisprudence of GATT and the WTO

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John H. JacksonGeorgetown University, Washington DC

ISBN13: 9780521620567
ISBN: 0521620562
Published: February 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Price on Application
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521035644



This book contains a selection of essays and articles by John H. Jackson previously published over four decades and now collected together into one volume for the first time. Each article has been selected for its continued timeliness and relevance to contemporary issues in international trade. Particular attention has been given to making available articles which have previously been less accessible. For the most part articles are republished in their original form but, where appropriate, the author has clearly marked some omissions and added updating material. In selecting and grouping these writings into six thematic parts, the author has written a short introduction to each part for this book. These range from the origin of the GATT through to the Uruguay round of trade negotiations and the WTO. An important compendium from a globally recognised scholar which must become an indispensable purchase for all concerned with international trade policy issues.

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Contents:
Part I. Introduction and View of the Landscape: 1. Global economics and international economic law
Part II: The GATT and its troubled origins: 2. The puzzle of GATT; 3. The birth of the GATT-MTN system: a constitutional appraisal; 4. GATT machinery and the Tokyo round agreements
Part III. Trade Policy Fundamentals: 5. Equality and discrimination in international economic law (XI): the general agreement on tariffs and trade; 6. Consistency of export-restraint agreements with the GATT; 7. Perspectives on countervailing duties; 8. Regional trade blocs and the GATT
Part IV. Dispute Settlement Procedures: 9. The jurisprudence of international trade: the disc case in GATT; 10. The legal meaning of a GATT dispute settlement report: some reflections; 11. WTO dispute procedures, standard of review, and deference to national governments; 12. The WTO dispute settlement understanding: misunderstandings on the nature of legal obligation; 13. Dispute settlement and the WTO: emerging problems; 14. The general agreement on tariffs and trade in the United States domestic law; 15. United States-EEC trade relations: constitutional problems of economic interdependence; 16. Perspectives on the jurisprudence of international trade: costs and benefits of legal procedures in the United States; 17. United States; 18. Status of treaties in domestic legal systems: a policy analysis; 19. The great 1994 sovereignty debate: United States acceptance and implementation of the Uruguay round results
Part VI. The Uruguay Round and Beyond: Perspectives and Conclusions: 20. The World Trade Organisation: watershed innovation or cautious small step forward?; 21. World trade rules and environmental policies: congruence or conflict?; 22. Global economics and international economic law.