The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice, and Policy

Hardcover | November 15, 2015

byMitsuo Matsushita, Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Petros C. Mavroidis

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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 revised new edition of the acclaimed work by an outstanding team ofWTO law specialists provides a complete overview of the law and practice of the WTO. The authors begin with the institutional law of the WTO (such as the sources of law and remedies of the dispute settlement system), then tackle the principal substantive obligations of the WTO regime (including tariffs, quotas, and MFN). They then move on to consider unfair trade, regional tradingarrangements, and developing countries. In its final section the book deals with the consequences of globalization: firstly, where free trade is seen to be incompatible with environmental protection and, secondly, where WTO law confronts legal regimes governing issues of competition and intellectualproperty.

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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 revised new edition of the acclaimed work by an outstanding team ofWTO law specialists provides a complete ove...

Mitsuo Matsushita is a professor emeritus of Tokyo University and a counsel to Nagashima, Ohno and Tsunematsu, a leading international law firm in Tokyo. Having earned a Ph.D. degree from Tulane University in 1962 and a D.Jur. degree from Tokyo University in 1968, he went on to be internationally acknowledged as a Japanese expert in t...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1000 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199571856

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Table of Contents

1. The World Trade Organization2. WTO Law and National Laws of Member States3. Sources of Law and Principles of Interpretation4. Dispute Settlement5. Enforcement of WTO Obligations: Remedies and Compliance6. Most-Favoured Nation7. National Treatment8. Tariffs, Quotas and Other Barriers to Market Access9. Agricultural Trade10. Subsides and Countervailing Measures11. Antidumping12. Safeguards13. Technical Regulations, Standards and Health Measures14. Preferential Trade Agreements15. Export Controls and National Security16. Trade in Services17. Intellectual Property18. Government Procurement19. Developing Countries20. Environmental Protection and Trade21. Trade and Investment22. Competition Policy and Trade