World Trade Law

World Trade Law : Text, Materials and Commentary

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This third edition of one of the leading textbooks on world trade law offers what is, in a number of ways, a unique perspective on this important subject. Combining the best aspects of both casebook and treatise, this comprehensive textbook provides detailed explanations and analysis of the law to help understand the issues as well as case extracts to offer a flavour of the judicial reasoning of trade adjudicators. Moreover, the book is truly global in outlook, being equally useful for students of international trade law in the UK, Europe, the US, Asia and elsewhere around the world.

This updated edition includes in-depth discussions of the most recent developments in international trade jurisprudence, setting out important precedents that help establish the boundaries between global trade rules and domestic national autonomy. In this era, when political developments place even more importance on international trade, it will be essential reading for all students, scholars and practitioners in the field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1008 pages
  • 169 x 244 x 50.8mm | 1,474g
  • Hart Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1509915966
  • 9781509915965
  • 6,688

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction to the Legal and Economic Aspects of World Trade Regulation
1. Introduction to World Trade Law

Part II: History, Institutional Aspects and the Relationship between World Trade Law, International Law and Domestic Law
2. The History and Institutions of the Multilateral Trading System
3. World Trade Law and International Law
4. World Trade Law and Domestic Law

Part III: Dispute Settlement in the WTO
5. The Settlement of Disputes in the GATT/WTO

Part IV: Traditional GATT Obligations
6. Border Measures: Tariffs and Quotas
7. Non-Discrimination: MFN and National Treatment

Part V: GATT Exceptions
8. Bilateral/Regional Trade Agreements
9. The Article XX 'General Exceptions': Health, the Environment, Compliance Measures, Public Morals and More

Part VI: Remedies for Fair and Unfair Trade
10. Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
11. Dumping and Anti-dumping Measures
12. Safeguards

Part VII: Beyond Trade in Goods: Domestic Regulation, Services, Investment, Procurement and Intellectual Property
13. The SPS and TBT Agreements
14. Trade in Services
15. Trade and Investment
16. Government Procurement
17. Trade and Intellectual Property: The TRIPS Agreement

Part VIII: Social Policy Issues
18. Developing Countries in the Multilateral Trading System
19. Linkages between Trade and Social Policies
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About Simon Lester

Simon Lester is President of LLC and Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.
Bryan Mercurio is Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Research) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Arwel Davies is Associate Professor at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University.
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