Guide to the WTO and GATT

The assessment of obligations and law of developing countries vis-à-vis the WTO
/GATT and Multilateral Agreements is complex and evolving and as such broad
contours of obligations and the laws which developing countries have to follow ...

Guide to the WTO and GATT

Author: Autar Krishen Koul

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811320896

Page: 705

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This book analyzes how today's system of international trade law and international economic relations has evolved over the last six decades. Focusing on the major innovations that came with the inception of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with its various agreements in 1994, it also provides in-depth commentary on the intense debate over important matters that remain unsettled. Topics covered include the WTO dispute settlement mechanism; the General Agreement on Trade in Services (OATS); the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS); intellectual property rights – the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS); areas still covered by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1947; the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) concept; special provisions relating to agriculture and textiles; sanitary and phytosanitary measures; technical barriers to trade; pre-shipment inspection; and import licensing procedures. The book would be an excellent resource for scholars as well as practitioners working in the field of international arbitration and trade laws.

The World Trade Organisation

This text presents the provisions in non-technical language, seeking not to detract from their legal precision.

The World Trade Organisation

Author: Bhagirath Lal Das

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856497114

Page: 452

View: 140

This detailed and intelligible guide to the intricacies of the WTO Agreements which are rewriting wholesale the rules of economic intercourse between countries is for those negotiators, trade policy officials, executives in industry and students of international economic relations and commercial diplomacy who need to understand the new multilateral framework for world trade.The author explains the provisions stand in non-technical language while taking care not to detract from their legal precision. He explains technical terms, gives examples where appropriate and links widely scattered provisions in the Agreements where they are connected in their operation. Every effort has been made to make this seminal guide useful both to those not yet acquainted with the subject as well as those still needing some clarification of certain concepts, ideas and even general provisions. The intention is to foster a more thorough understanding of the WTO Agreements, helping countries to know their rights and obligations, and industry and trade bodies the parameters within which they can now operate.

Guide to GATT Law and Practice

Noting that : “ Articles VI : 1 and XVI : 2 of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing
the World Trade Organization . . . provide that there shall be a Secretariat of the
WTO and that , to the extent practicable , the Secretariat of the GATT 1947 shall ...

Guide to GATT Law and Practice

Author: World Trade Organization

Publisher: Bernan Assoc

ISBN:

Page: 1152

View: 969

Guide to GATT Law and Practice

Contracting parties agree that the understandings in paragraphs 2 to 6 shall be
communicated to the Preparatory Committee for the World Trade Organization for
its consideration , with a view to their introduction on the entry into force of the ...

Guide to GATT Law and Practice

Author: Amelia Porges

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789287011435

Page: 1152

View: 103

Export Programs Guide

... guides to EU legislation , copies of EU directories and regulations ,
informational seminars , and business counseling . Contact : Single Internal
Market Information Service , ( 202 ) 482-5276 , fax ( 202 ) 482-2155 WTO / GATT
Hotline and EU ...

Export Programs Guide

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Guide to International Legal Research

This second edition provides an overview of GATT , its mechanisms ,
implementation , and application in international trade . Guide to GATT Law &
Practice . Lanham , Maryland : World Trade Organization , 1995 ( 6th ed . ) . This
is a two ...

Guide to International Legal Research

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Guide to the WTO and Developing Countries

This Guide covers these provisions of the WTO Agreements, with detailed information on how developing countries can benefit from special rules governing such areas as: access to developed country markets in all major commodities and ...

Guide to the WTO and Developing Countries

Author: Peter Gallagher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Page: 343

View: 278

Developing countries comprise a two-thirds majority of the membership of the World Trade Organization, with nearly thirty of these classed by the UN as being among the 48 least-developed countries in the world. In order to ensure the equitable participation of these countries in the benefits of the global trading system, the GATT Uruguay Round Agreements that created the WTO accorded special and differential treatment to developing countries. This Guide covers these provisions of the WTO Agreements, with detailed information on how developing countries can benefit from special rules governing such areas as: access to developed country markets in all major commodities and services, the dispute settlement process, trade policy review, foreign direct investment, environmental and labour standards, and technical assistance. The Guide also offers the reader case studies on how some developing country members of the WTO (Uganda, India, and CandÔte d'Ivoire) are making progress in working with the obligations and the benefits provided to them by the WTO Agreements.

The World Trade Organization

In this beginner’s guide, Dr. David Collins explores the goals of the WTO and how these have created difficulties for its member countries as they adapt to the pressures of globalization.

The World Trade Organization

Author: David Collins

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780745796

Page: 208

View: 800

The World Trade Organization is one of the most important yet least understood organizations in the world. As a lynchpin of globalization, the WTO allows us to enjoy products and services from around the world, but it also lays bare the frailty of many industries, in some cases leading to unemployment and even threatening social cohesion. In this beginner’s guide, Dr. David Collins explores the goals of the WTO and how these have created difficulties for its member countries as they adapt to the pressures of globalization. With high-profile case studies straight from the headlines and textboxes that clearly outline complex issues such as regional trade agreements and currency manipulation, this engaging and highly-informative book explains what the WTO does and how it fits into the world we know. Anti-globalizationists say it should expand its mandate to cover social issues that matter to real people but, as Collins shows, to pursue these goals would likely involve taking steps back from liberalizing international trade — the primary objective of the WTO and why the organization was created in the first place.

The EIU Guide to World Trade Under the WTO

Set up in July 1975 to advise the director - general of the GATT on policy issues .
Originally composed of 18 representative country figures . Effectively moribund
since 1985 . China An original contracting party to the GATT , China " withdrew ...

The EIU Guide to World Trade Under the WTO

Author: Phillip Evans

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 172

View: 519

Research report devided into four parts. Part 1 sets the global context in which the WTO will have to operate and discusses the main factors that will influence the future of the WTO. Part 2 examines the policy agenda of the multilateral trading system. Part 3 provides a sectoral analysis of the Uruguay Round and Part 4 provides a regional analysis of the Uruguay Round.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism

It has created space for states to use WTO law to keep fighting about the proper
balance between the WTO policy on ... Lorand Bartels, “The Chapeau of the
General Exceptions in the WTO GATT and GATS Agreements: A Reconstruction,”
 ...

The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism

Author: Paul Schiff Berman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197516742

Page: 944

View: 131

"Abstract Global legal pluralism has become one of the leading analytical frameworks for understanding and conceptualizing law in the twenty-first century"--

Environment and Trade

This Guide, authored by five world leaders on international environmental and trade law at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), is an accessible, comprehensive, one-of-a-kind compendium of environment and trade ...

Environment and Trade

Author: Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849771154

Page: 391

View: 392

International trade rules have significant impacts on environmental law and policy, at the domestic, regional and global levels. At the World Trade Organization (WTO), dispute settlement tribunals are increasingly called to decide on environment- and health-related questions. Can governments treat products differently based on environmental considerations? Can they block the import of highly carcinogenic asbestos-containing products or genetically modified crops? Does the WTO allow governments to protect dolphins or endangered sea turtles through the use of import restrictions on certain products? How can civil society participate in WTO dispute settlement? This Guide, authored by five world leaders on international environmental and trade law at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), is an accessible, comprehensive, one-of-a-kind compendium of environment and trade jurisprudence under the WTO. Providing an overview for both experts and non-experts of the major themes relevant to environment and trade, it also analyses how WTO tribunals have approached these themes in concrete disputes and provides selected excerpts of the most significant cases.

WTO Antidumping and Subsidy Agreements A Practitioner s Guide to Sunset Reviews in Australia Canada the European Union and the United States

GATT URUGUAY ROUND : A NEGOTIATING HISTORY ( 1986-1992 ) 803 (
Terence P. Stewart ed . , 1993 ) . Peter A. ... Ronald C. Cheng , Canada , ANTI -
DUMPING UNDER THE WTO : A COMPARATIVE REVIEW 73 ( Keith Steele ed ...

WTO Antidumping and Subsidy Agreements A Practitioner s Guide to  Sunset  Reviews in Australia  Canada  the European Union  and the United States

Author: Terence Stewart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Page: 268

View: 204

This guide offers information on sunset reviews that practitioners in the field of antidumping need to know. Separate chapters focus on the law and practice on e×piration of measures before and after the Uruguay Round for the European Union, Canada, Australia and the United States.

A Beginner s Guide to the World Economy

One important decision of the GATT agreements was to form an international
body , the World Trade Organization ( WTO ) , to act as a policeman with real
powers to force countries to comply with the trade agreements . Whereas GATT
was just ...

A Beginner s Guide to the World Economy

Author: Randy Charles Epping

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Page: 199

View: 952

An introduction to the basics of global economy provides seventy-five entries that cover such topics as NAFTA, interest rates, multi-national cartels, tax havens, Third World debt, and more. Original. 12,000 first printing. Tour.

The World Trade Organization

Is the WTO really a threat to Canadians? This book offers an informed account of what the WTO is and how it is using its extraordinary powers to supervise and overrule the actions of national governments.

The World Trade Organization

Author: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550287356

Page: 172

View: 200

Acknowledgements Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Introduction Chapter 1:The Big Picture The WTO and International Trade The Institution The WTO and the Global Eco

A Competition Policy for the WTO

The General Agreement attempts to realise its second goal - the reduction of
barriers to international trade - by limiting the use of tariffs and quotas ' . ( W
Davey , P Pescatore and A Lowenfeld , Handbook of WTO / GATT Dispute
Settlement ...

A Competition Policy for the WTO

Author: Philip Marsden

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 392

View: 775

The Strategic Guide to International Trade

There are 19 individual Agreements , and all but the Bovine Meat Agreement are
binding on all new WTO members . Never before has a GATT Round covered so
many different aspects of international trade : from agriculture to intellectual ...

The Strategic Guide to International Trade

Author: Jonathan Reuvid

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited

ISBN:

Page: 236

View: 731

A guide to trading in the international arena. Contributors from world-renowned firms outline major areas of trade growth and investments, identify trade bodies and organizations for different trading situations, and present best practices for putting together an international trade venture. Part I surveys the current state of international trade and introduces the role and functions of the World Trade organization in the post-GATT era. Part II deals with key issues in international trade, such as the role of the International Chamber of Commerce, and tax and legal considerations. Part III provides practical information on how to set up an international trade business. Includes statistical appendices and chambers of commerce. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Handbook on the WTO Dispute Settlement System

Working through this guide, the reader will be introduced to all elements of the dispute settlement process, from the initiation of a case through to the implementation of the decision.

A Handbook on the WTO Dispute Settlement System

Author: Organisation mondiale du commerce

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521602921

Page: 215

View: 514

The WTO dispute settlement system plays an important role in clarifying and enforcing the legal obligations contained in the WTO Agreement. It has gained a strong practical relevance as more than 300 disputes have been brought from 1 January 1995 through October 2003. While dispute settlement is certainly not the only activity taking place within the WTO, it has become an important part of the practical reality of the Organization. WTO dispute settlement has also become an important tool in the management by WTO Members of their international economic relations at large. The objective of this handbook is to give the reader a good understanding of the practical operation of this system. Working through this guide, the reader will be introduced to all elements of the dispute settlement process, from the initiation of a case through to the implementation of the decision.