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The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization
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2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: February 2010
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  • isbn: 9780511669101

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  • As the leading student text in the field, this title provides both a detailed examination of the law of the World Trade Organization and a clear introduction to the basic principles and underlying logic of the world trading system. It explores the institutional aspects of the WTO together with the substantive law. New to this edition are examinations of the WTO rules on the protection of intellectual property and the rules on technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phytosanitary measures. Assignments are integrated throughout to allow students to assess their understanding, while chapter summaries reinforce learning. In addition further-reading sections have been added to each chapter and exercises have been included to draw on primary sources and real-life trade scenarios, enabling students to hone their practical and analytical skills. The title is an essential tool for any student of the WTO, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

    • Excellent introduction to the basic rules and underlying logic of WTO law and the world trading system
    • Contains questions and assignments to allow students to assess their understanding and develop useful practical skills
    • Contains helpful summaries at the end of each chapter as well as exercises on specific, true-to-life international trade problems intended to be dealt with in tutorials but also suitable for individual study
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… the standard text in its field …'. Justice Florentino Feliciano, Senior Counsel, SyCip Salazasr Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Manila; former Member and Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body; former Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

    'An outstanding publication which sets out the core legal rules and policy of the World Trade Organization in a uniquely comprehensive and straightforward manner - a must for anyone versed or simply interested in WTO.' Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Cabinet of the WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511669101
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Economic globalisation and the law of the WTO
    2. The World Trade Organization
    3. WTO dispute settlement
    4. Principles of non-discrimination
    5. Rules on market access
    6. Rules on unfair trade
    7. Trade liberalisation versus other societal values and interests
    8. Towards harmonisation of national regulation
    9. Epilogue.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Courts and Basic Criminal Procedure
    • Int'l Agricultural Trade Law
    • International Trade and Investments
    • Trade, Competition, and Governance in a Global Economy
  • Author

    Peter Van den Bossche, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands
    Peter Van den Bossche is Professor of International Economic Law, Head of the Department of International and European Law and Academic Director of the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He studied law at the University of Antwerp (Lic. jur.), the University of Michigan (LL.M.) and the European University Institute, Florence (Dr. jur.). From 1997 to 2001, Peter Van den Bossche was Counsellor to the Appellate Body of the WTO, Geneva. In 2001 he served as Acting Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat.

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