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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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Regulatory Autonomy and International Trade in Services: The EU Under GATTs and RTAs

ISBN13: 9781785364303
Published: July 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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Despite its growing significance, the legal scrutiny of RTAs remains an underdeveloped academic field. This book considers how the interplay between multilateral and preferential liberalisation of trade in services increasingly raises concerns, both from the perspective of the beneficiaries of such liberalisation and that of regulators.

With the application of a thorough article-by-article analysis, the author shows how these concerns lead to vast underutilisation of, and often prejudice against, the benefits of services liberalisation. The book meticulously analyses and compares the EU's obligations under the GATS and the services chapters of several RTAs to finally assess the merits of the various concerns.

This book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of law and related subjects. It will also be of interest to government officials looking for a detailed analysis of the topic, and practitioners looking for a framework for analysing RTA provisions.

International Trade
1. Interpretation of GATS and the Selected EU RTAs
2. Structure of GATS and the EU RTAs
3. The Scope of GATS and the EU RTAs
4. Non-discrimination
5. Market Access
6. Domestic Regulation
7. Transparency
8. Exceptions
Concluding Remarks