Understanding Trade Law
Published: July 2011
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Price: Out of print
This book provides a short, straightforward account of the basic structure and principles of international trade law written by one of the leading authorities in this field.
The book covers, in a series of short chapters, all the major issues in international trade law, including:-
- dispute settlement;
- the Most Favoured Nation Principle;
- preferential trade agreements;
- the National Treatment Principle;
- contingent protection laws (anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguards);
- trade and agriculture;
- trade and services;
- trade and investment;
- trade-related intellectual property rights;
- trade policy and domestic health;
- safety, environmental and labour regulation;
- and trade policy and developing countries.
Each chapter sets out the basic provisions and relevant GATT/WTO agreements governing the issues in question, the central issues or conflicts that have arisen in the interpretation and application of these provisions, leading GATT/WTO case law generated by the formal dispute settlement processes of the GATT/WTO, and unresolved issues that remain a matter of controversy.
Understanding Trade Law will be a beneficial resource for undergraduate and graduate students studying the regulation of international trade, policy-makers in government, members of national and international NGOs with a special interest in international economic issues, as well as members of domestic interest groups concerned with trade issues.