This third edition of one of the leading textbooks on world trade law offers what is, in a number of ways, a unique perspective on this important subject. Combining the best aspects of both casebook and treatise, this comprehensive textbook provides detailed explanations and analysis of the law to help understand the issues as well as case extracts to offer a flavour of the judicial reasoning of trade adjudicators. Moreover, the book is truly global in outlook, being equally useful for students of international trade law in the UK, Europe, the US, Asia and elsewhere around the world.
This updated edition includes in-depth discussions of the most recent developments in international trade jurisprudence, setting out important precedents that help establish the boundaries between global trade rules and domestic national autonomy. In this era, when political developments place even more importance on international trade, it will be essential reading for all students, scholars and practitioners in the field.
Simon Lester is President of WorldTradeLaw.net LLC and Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute. Bryan Mercurio is Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Research) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Arwel Davies is Associate Professor at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University.
Part I: Introduction to the Legal and Economic Aspects of World Trade Regulation 1. Introduction to World Trade Law Part II: History, Institutional Aspects and the Relationship between World Trade Law, International Law and Domestic Law 2. The History and Institutions of the Multilateral Trading System 3. World Trade Law and International Law 4. World Trade Law and Domestic Law Part III: Dispute Settlement in the WTO 5. The Settlement of Disputes in the GATT/WTO Part IV: Traditional GATT Obligations 6. Border Measures: Tariffs and Quotas 7. Non-Discrimination: MFN and National Treatment Part V: GATT Exceptions 8. Bilateral/Regional Trade Agreements 9. The Article XX `General Exceptions': Health, the Environment, Compliance Measures, Public Morals and More Part VI: Remedies for Fair and Unfair Trade 10. Subsidies and Countervailing Measures 11. Dumping and Anti-dumping Measures 12. Safeguards Part VII: Beyond Trade in Goods: Domestic Regulation, Services, Investment, Procurement and Intellectual Property 13. The SPS and TBT Agreements 14. Trade in Services 15. Trade and Investment 16. Government Procurement 17. Trade and Intellectual Property: The TRIPS Agreement Part VIII: Social Policy Issues 18. Developing Countries in the Multilateral Trading System 19. Linkages between Trade and Social Policies