The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice, and Policy / Edition 2

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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 updated new edition of the acclaimed book by an outstanding team of WTO law specialists provides a complete overview of the law and practice of the WTO. The authors explain the origins and development, via the GATT, of all of the substantive legal areas covered by the WTO, as well as the sources of law and remedies of the Dispute Settlement system.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is a success not only because both theoretical and practical insights are put forward, but also because it reflects the geographical competence of the authors. Together they provide the reader with valuable information about the national laws and jurisprudence pertaining to trade in Japan, the USA and Europe."—Yearbook of European Law

"This is an important book that will become the benchmark for all that follow."—Legal Week

"There are academic books which become classics in their field shortly after publication. [This] book is such [an] example.[It is] already frequently cited and widely held to be authoritative."—European Journal of International Law (reviewed together with Lowenfeld: International Economic Law - 0-19-926411-2)

"If you want to learn about the WTO, this book is a great place to start. It is well written by acknowledged experts. It is a comprehensive overview of the subject and is written with a view to practice as well as academia ... For us impatient practitioners, it also has sensible and logical tables of contents and international legal sources."—Legal Week

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199208005
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/12/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1104
  • Sales rank: 811,833
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitsuo Matsushita is Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University and a former member of the WTO Appellate Body.

Thomas J. Schoenbaum is Rusk Professor of International Law at the University of Georgia.

Petros C. Mavroidis is Professor of Law at the University of Neuchatel.

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Table of Contents

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

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