Regional Trade Agreements And The Wto Legal System by Lorand Bartels

Regional Trade Agreements And The Wto Legal System

EditorLorand Bartels, Federico Ortino

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The proliferation of regional trade agreements, including both free trade agreements and customs unions, over the past decade has provoked many new legal issues in WTO law, public international law, and an emerging law of regional trade agreements. The various Parts of this book chart thisdevelopment from a number of perspectives. Part 1 introduces the economic and political underpinnings of regional trade agreements, their constitutional functions, and their role as a locus for integrating trade and human rights. Part 2 examines the WTO rules governing regional trade agreements,focusing on a number of areas in which regional trade agreements prove problematic, such as trade remedies, regulatory standards and rules of origin. Part 3 investigates areas in which regional trade agreements go beyond WTO rules, in areas such as intellectual property, investment, competition,services, sustainable development and mutual recognition, while Part 4 is devoted to the dispute settlement mechanisms of regional trade agreements, and includes illuminating case studies. Part 5 explores the interrelationship between regional trade agreements and the WTO system from the perspectiveof public international law, involving questions with significance beyond the trade community.

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Dr Lorand Bartels is Lecturer in International Economic Law at the University of Edinburgh. He completed his undergraduate studies in law and English literature in Australia, and a doctorate at the European University Institute. Dr Federico Ortino is Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at t...
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Title:Regional Trade Agreements And The Wto Legal SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.38 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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John Jackson: Preface1. Lorand Bartels and Federico Ortino: IntroductionPart I Framework Issues2. William Watson and Viet Dung Do: The Economic Dimension of Regional Trade Agreements and their Relation to the Multilateral Trading System: A Survey of the Literature3. Chad Damro: The Political Economy of Regional Trade Agreements4. Professor Thomas Cottier and Marina Foltea: Constitutional Functions of the WTO and Regional Trade AgreementsPart 2 WTO Regulation of Regional Trade Agreements5. James Mathis: Regional Trade Agreements and Domestic Regulation: What Reach for 'Other Restrictive Regulations of Commerce'6. Angela Gobbi Estrella and Gary Horlick: Mandatory Abolition of Antidumping, Counterveiling Duties and Safeguards in Customs Unions and Free-Trade Areas Constituted Between WTO Members: Revisiting a Long Standing Discussion in Light of the Appellate Body's Turkey - Textiles Ruling7. Jose Antonio Rivas: How Free Trade Areas and their Rules of Origin Comply with GATT Article XXIVPart III WTO-plus Issues in Regional Trade Agreements8. Markus Krajewski: Services Liberalisation in Regional Trade Agreements: Lessons for GATS 'Unfinished Business'?9. Federico Ortino and Audley Sheppard: Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Agreements Covering Foreign Investment in Services: Patterns and Linkage10. Bryan Mercurio: TRIPS-Plus Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements11. Melaku Desta and Naomi Barnes: Competition Law and Regional Trade Agreements12. Gareth Davies: Is Mutual Recognition an Alternative to Harmonisation? Lesson on Trade and Tolerance of Diversity from the EU13. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann: The WTO, Regional Trade Agreements and Human Rights14. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger: Sustainable Development in Regional Trade AgreementsPart IV Dispute Settlement in Regional Trade Agreements15. Bill Davey: Dispute Settlement in Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO: An Introduction16. Armand de Mestral: NAFTA Dispute Settlement: Creative Experiment or Confusion?17. Ignacio Garcia Bercero: Bilateral Dispute Settlement in EU Free Trade Agreements: Lessons Learned?18. Andreas Ziegler: Dispute Settlement in Bilateral Free Trade Agreements: The EFTA Experience19. Yan Luo: Dispute Settlement in the Proposed East Asia Regional Trade Agreements: What Can We Learn From the EU and NAFTA?Part V Interfaces Between the WTO and Regional Trade Agreements20. Piet Eeckhout: The EU and its Member States in the WTO: Issues of Responsibility21. Kyung Kwak and Gabrielle Marceau: Overlaps and Conflicts of Jurisdiction Between the WTO and RTA's22. Locknie Hsu: Applicability of WTO Law in Regional Trade Agreements: Identifying the Links23. Isabelle Van Damme: What Role is there for Regional International Law in the Interpretation of the WTO Agreements?