Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 10 Oct/Nov 2017

Book of the Month

Cover of Lindley & Banks on Partnership

Lindley & Banks on Partnership

Price: £380.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


Accession to the World Trade Organisation: A Legal Analysis

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9781788112581
To be Published: February 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



This detailed and perceptive book examines the extent and scope of how rules for accession to the WTO may vary between countries, approaching the concerns that some countries enter with a better deal than others. Dylan Geraets critiques these additional ‘rules’ and aims to answer the question of whether new Members of the WTO are under stricter rules than the original Members, whilst analysing the accession process to the multilateral trading system.

Taking an integrated approach, the author combines the results of a Mapping Exercise of all 36 Protocols of accession with a legal analysis of the decisions by the WTO Dispute Settlement Body involving Protocols of Accession. In doing so, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the issue of Member-specific ‘WTO-Plus’ commitments in Protocols of Accession. Whilst addressing the institutional and historical aspects of the WTO accession process, it provides a vital update to the existing scholarship on WTO accession, offering coverage of all accessions including those of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Liberia.

Accession to the World Trade Organization will be invaluable reading for academics interested in WTO accession practice, as well as lawyers, practitioners and government officials in the field of WTO accession.

Image not available lge
Subjects:
International Trade
Contents:
Part I: Accession to the Multilateral Trading System

1. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1947 (GATT 1947) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) – Why Join the Club?
2. Membership of the GATT 1947 and the WTO
3. The Scope of the Multilateral Trading System

Part II: The Status of Protocols of Accession in the legal framework of the WTO
4. The Status of Protocols of Accession in the Legal Framework of the WTO

Part III: Mapping Exercise: The Content of Protocols of Accession
5. Methodology and Typology – Commitments on Specific Matters
6. Mapping Exercise – The Results

Part IV: Conclusion
7. Concluding Remarks

Selected Bibliography
Index