Like Products in International Trade Law: Towards a Consistent GATT/WTO  Jurisprudence by Won-Mog Choi

Like Products in International Trade Law: Towards a Consistent GATT/WTO Jurisprudence

byWon-Mog Choi

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The obligations of international trade law hinge upon the question of what constitute "like products". Trade disputes will often involve an examination of whether the products in question are in competition with one another. The most common term used for this test is to ask whether they are"like products" - that is to ask whether products are sufficiently similar for consumers to see them as substitutable - and thus whether they are subject to the rules of the WTO and GATT.The central thesis of this book is that despite the centrality of the principle of 'like products' to the WTO, it has not been consistently interpreted, and therefore the risk of discriminatory practice remains. The author, through analyzing legal and economic arguments, sets about defining theconcept of 'like products' in such a way as to consistently give effect to WTO aims.

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Won-Mog Choi is Professor of International Trade Law at Ewha Womans University, Korea
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Title:Like Products in International Trade Law: Towards a Consistent GATT/WTO JurisprudenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.81 inPublished:September 5, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Relationship Between Law and Economics: The DivideTypes of Law and EconomicsConstraints of Discretion, justification and Acceptability2. Applying the Relationship to GATT Law: Across the DivideConceptual Classification of Relationship Between GoodsEvidential Elements to Define Likeness or SubstitutabilityAnalytical Framework for Likeness or Substitutability Analysis3. Progressive Interpretation of 'Like' and 'Directly Competitve or Substitutable' ProductsNon-discrimination ProvisionsFair Trade ProvisionsOthers4. Conclusion