The WTO Case Law of 2008

The WTO Case Law of 2008

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This book brings together the 2008 output of the American Law Institute (ALI) project on World Trade Organization Law. Each chapter focuses on a different dispute from the adjudicating bodies of the WTO. Each case is jointly evaluated by well known experts in trade law and international economics. ALI reporters critically review the jurisprudence of WTO adjudicating bodies and evaluate whether the ruling 'makes sense' from an economic as well as a legal point of view, and, if not, whether the problem lies in the interpretation of the law or the law itself. The studies do not always cover all issues discussed in a case, but they seek to discuss both the procedural and the substantive issues that form, in the reporters' views, the 'core' of the dispute. This paperback will be an invaluable resource for students, lecturers and practitioners of international trade law.
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  • Electronic book text | 296 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781139119498

Table of contents

Foreword; Introduction; 1. Mexico-olive oil: remedy without a cause? Chad Bown and Niall Meagher; 2. Continued suspense: EC-hormones and WTO disciplines on discrimination and domestic regulation. Appellate Body Reports: Canada/United States - continued suspension of obligations in the EC-hormones dispute Bernard Hoekman and Joel Trachtman; 3. China - measures affecting imports of automobile parts Jasper-Martijn Wauters and Hylke Vandenbussche; 4. Guilt by association: US - measures relating to shrimp from Thailand and US - customs bond directive for merchandise subject to anti-dumping/countervailing duties Thomas Prusa and Edwin Vermulst; 5. US-stainless steel (Mexico) Meredith Crowley and Robert Howse; 6. Appellate Body Report, India - Additional and Extra-Additional Duties on Imports from the United States (WT/DS360/AB/R, adopted on 17 November 2008) Paola Conconi and Jan Wouters; Comment: India - Additional and Extra-Additional Duties on Imports from the United States Frieder Roessler; United States - Subsidies on Upland Cotton Recourse to Article 21.5 by Brazil, WT/DS267/AB/RW (2 June 2008) William Davey and Andre Sapir; Commentary on the Appellate Body Report in EC-Bananas III (Article 21.5): waiver-thin, or lock, stock, and metric ton? Simon Schropp and David Palmeter; Book reviews.
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About Henrik Horn

Henrik Horn is a CEPR Fellow and a former Professor of International Economics at Stockholm University. He has also taught at Princeton University, the University of Michigan and the Graduate Institute Geneva, and was previously with the WTO. Petros C. Mavroidis is a trade lawyer and CEPR Fellow, has taught at Princeton University and EUI Florence, and was previously with the WTO.
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