The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization: Text, Cases and Materials

The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization: Text, Cases and Materials

by Peter Van den Bossche, Werner Zdouc

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Retaining the signature clarity and depth that made it an instant classic, this new fourth edition of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization examines both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Fully updated to incorporate all new developments in the WTO's body of case law, this market-leading text offers readers a clear introduction to the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and a detailed examination of the law of the WTO. With integrated questions and assignments which allow readers to easily assess and reinforce their understanding and develop their analytical skills, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization is essential reading for all WTO law students and practitioners. Suitable for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, this classic text is also the ideal resource for practitioners, diplomats and policymakers looking for an introduction to the law of the WTO.

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ISBN-13: 9781108207065
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/27/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 862,873
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Peter Van den Bossche is Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization since 2009 and served as its Chair in 2015. He is Director of Studies and Professor of International Economic Law at the World Trade Institute of the Universität Bern, Switzerland. He is a visiting Professor at the Collège d'Europe, Belgium; Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands; the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. From 1997 to 2001, he was counsellor at the Appellate Body Secretariat, and in 2001 served as Acting Director of the Secretariat. In the early 1990s, he worked as référendaire at the European Court of Justice. He studied law at the Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium (Lic. jur.), the University of Michigan (LL.M.) and the European University Institute, Florence (Ph.D.).
Werner Zdouc has been Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body Secretariat since 2006. He obtained a law degree from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria and then went on to earn an LL.M. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dr Zdouc joined the WTO Legal Affairs Division in 1995 and the Appellate Body Secretariat in 2001. From 2008–09 he chaired the WTO Joint Advisory Committee to the Director-General. He has been a lecturer and visiting Professor at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, the Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland, Universität Zürich, Universitat de Barcelona, The University of Seoul, Shanghai University and at the Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement, Geneva. From 1987 to 1989, he worked for governmental and non-governmental development aid organizations in Austria and Latin America.

Table of Contents

1. International trade and law of the WTO; 2. The World Trade Organization; 3. WTO Dispute Settlement; 4. Most favoured nation treatment; 5. National treatment; 6. Tariff barriers; 7. Non-tariff barriers; 8. General and security exceptions; 9. Economic emergency exceptions; 10. Regional trade exceptions; 11. Dumping; 12. Subsidies; 13. Technical barriers to trade; 14. Sanitary and phytosanitary measures; 15. Intellectual property rights; 16. Future challenges to the WTO and the multilateral trade system.

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