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World Trade Organization: Law, Practice and Policy 3rd ed isbn 9780199571857

The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice and Policy 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780199284566
ISBN: 0199284563
New Edition ISBN: 9780199571857
Previous Edition ISBN: 0198764723
Published: March 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780199208005

The WTO is one of the most important intergovernmental organizations in the world, yet the way in which it functions as an organization and the scope of its authority and power are still poorly understood. This comprehensively revised new edition of the acclaimed work by an outstanding team of WTO law specialists, provides a complete overview of the law and practice of the WTO.

The authors begin with the institutional law of the WTO (such as the sources of law and remedies of the dispute settlement system), then tackle the principal substantive obligations of the WTO regime (including tariffs, quotas, and MFN). They then move on to consider unfair trade, regional trading arrangements, and developing countries.

In its final section the book deals with the consequences of globalization: firstly where WTO law confronts legal regimes governing issues of competition and intellectual property, and secondly, where free trade is seen to be incompatible with certain human rights. This edition also includes new chapters on trade in agriculture and on government procurement and trade.

  • Fully updated new edition of this acclaimed work by a team of high-profile specialists in WTO law
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of the WTO's activities with particular emphasis on the Dispute Settlement System
  • Tackles controversial issues of fair trade for developing countries
  • This edition contains new chapters on Trade in Agriculture and on Government Procurement and Trade
  • Updates in every chapter on recent developments with particular emphasis on the Dispute Settlement System
  • New chapters on Trade in Agriculture and on Government Procurement and Trade

International Trade
1. The World Trade Organization
2. Sources of Law
3. The WTO and Domestic Law
4. Dispute Settlement
5. Enforcement of WTO Obligations: Remedies and Compliance
6. The Most-Favoured Nation Principle
7. The National Treatment Principle
8. Tariffs, Quotas, and Other Barriers to Market Access
9. Agriculture
10. Subsidies and Counterveiling Duties
11. Antidumping
12. Safeguards
13. Technical Barriers to Trade
14. Preferential Trade Agreements in the WTO
15. Export Controls and National Security
16. Trade in Services
17. Intellectual Property
18. Government Procurement
19. Developing Countries
20. Environmental Protection and Trade
21. Trade and Investment
22. Competition Policy and Trade
23. Future Challenges