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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis 2nd isbn 9781107063907

Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis

Edited by: Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio

ISBN13: 9780521878272
New Edition ISBN: 9781107063907
Published: January 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



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The Companion Volume is Case Studies

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

Subjects:
International Trade
Contents:
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.