The Dispute Settlement Reports of the World Trade Organization (WTO) include Panel and Appellate Body reports, as well as arbitration awards, in disputes concerning the rights and obligations of WTO members under the provisions of the Marrakesh Agreement. These are the authorized paginated reports in English: as such, they are an essential addition to the library of all practising and academic trade lawyers, and will be widely consulted by students taking courses in international economic or trade law. Cases included concern: restrictions on imports of cotton and man-made fibre underwear; desiccated coconut; imports of woven wool shirts and blouses from India; and periodicals. The form of citation recommended by the WTO for this volume is DSR, 1997:I. Cases in this volume are reported in English. Authorised paginated French and Spanish versions are on sale directly from the WTO.
• The complete and official texts of the DSR • Only authorized, paginated English edition • Essential for all international trade lawyers
Japan - Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages, complaints by the European Communities (WT/DS8), Canada (WT/DS10) and the United States (WT/DS11); Award of the Arbitrator under Article 21.3(c) of the DSU. United States - Restrictions on Imports of Cotton and Man-made Fibre Underwear, complaint by Costa Rica (WT/DS24); Report of the Appellate Body; Report of the Panel. Brazil - Measures Affecting Desiccated Coconut, complaint by the Philippines (WT/DS22); Report of the Appellate Body; Report of the Panel. United States - Measure Affecting Imports of Woven Wool Shirts and Blouses from India, complaint by India (WT/DS33); Report of the Appellate Body; Report of the Panel. Canada - Certain Measures Concerning Periodicals, complaint by the United States (WT/DS31); Report of the Appellate Body; Report of the Panel
'This is a very welcome surprise. In cooperation with a well-known publishing house, the WTO publishes the reports of its main activity: dispute settlement … This publication by Cambridge University Press presents, effortlessly for the reader, the whole saga. In this sense, it is a quintessential document for those interested in the WTO, be they practitioners, academics or students … All in all, it is an excellent initiative which fills a gap in the existing supply of information and will no doubt prove to be a very useful tool for anyone interested in WTO issues. Petros C. Mavroidis, University of Neuchatel, Law Faculty and CEPR