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Export Restrictions on Critical Minerals and Metals: Testing the Adequacy of WTO Disciplines

ISBN13: 9781107085961
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £79.99

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Conventional wisdom on the insufficiency of existing WTO disciplines on export restrictions has triggered momentum on the issue. In this book, Ilaria Espa offers a comprehensive analysis of the scope and coverage of WTO disciplines on export restrictions in light of emerging case law.

Giving a broad overview of the export restrictions applied to these materials, Espa identifies distinctive features in the proliferation of export barriers and analyses the existing WTO rules to reveal their scope, gaps and inconsistencies. She goes on to present solutions based upon her findings with the aim of bringing more coherence and equity to WTO rules on the export side.

International Trade
Foreword Giorgio Sacerdoti

Part I. Mineral Resources Critical to the World Economy and the Recent Proliferation of Export Restrictions
1. Evolving world trade patterns in critical mineral resources
2. The landscape of export restrictions on critical minerals and metals
3. Economic effects and policy goals of mineral export restraints

Part II. Existing WTO Disciplines on Export Restrictions
4. WTO disciplines on export duties between general GATT rules and 'WTO-plus' obligations
5. WTO disciplines on export quantitative restrictions
6. Available general exceptions for WTO-inconsistent export restrictions

Part III. Regulatory Prospects
7. Understanding the multifaceted discourse on how to reform WTO disciplines on export restrictions: a brief conceptual framework
8. Export restrictions in the Doha round negotiations
9. The way forward.