The Doha Round is the first major trade negotiation round under the WTO since the failure of the Seattle Ministerial in 1999. The Doha discussions and results will have a large impact on the future of international trade law. Leading scholars and practitioners from three continents comment on four such areas in this book. Firstly, poverty eradication, capacity building, and special and differential treatment are required to change for WTO law to be accepted globally; this may lead to a reinterpretation of WTO law. Secondly, the major trade policy concerns, the global concept of competition, and the impacts of trade facilitation and of sustainability of trade liberalization are examined. The third topic is the improvement of the dispute settlement through, for example, a relaxation of tensions between the judicial and diplomatic models. Finally, possible solutions for the balance between free trade, environmental protection and human rights are explored.
• Clearly outlines why barriers to access to goods and services, and for implementing trade facilitation and sustainable trade, need to be removed • Clearly outlines why some aspects of WTO dispute settlement (e.g. transparency, increased access of developing countries) must improve • Clearly outlines why environmental protection, human rights and health are important
Preface John H. Jackson; Introduction Harald Hohmann; 1a. We need to look ahead and to rebuild: a deal can still be salvaged from the ashes of Doha Peter Mandelson; 1b. The future of the Doha negotiations after the suspension: is all in vain? Chiedu Osakwe; Part I. Development Policy of the WTO: 2. Developmental aspects of the Doha Round of negotiations WTO Secretariat; 3a. Aspects of development policy in the Doha Round - EC perspective Philippe Duponteil; 3b. Assessment of the 6th ministerial Hong Kong Conference from a development perspective Faizel Ismail; 4. Capacity building and combating poverty in the WTO Ambassador Lilia R. Bautista; 5. Integrating development and S&D into the architecture of the WTO, through the operation of the Dispute Settlement system Asif H. Qureshi; Part II. Trade Policy (Including Competition) and Trade Facilitation: 6a. Trade policy objectives in the Doha Round: the EC perspective David O'Sullivan; 6b. Trade policy objectives in the final phase of the Doha round Knut Brünjes; 7. Further liberalization of trade in chemicals - can the DDA deliver? Reinhard Quick; 8. Trade facilitation within the Doha Round: a critical review of recent efforts of the WTO and other international organisations (1996–2006) Harald Hohmann; 9. Competition in the Doha Round: ICN accompanied convergence - instead of WTO imposed harmonization - of competition laws Karl M. Meessen; 10. The legal principle of integration in the Doha Round: embedding a social order in the global market Paul de Waart; Part III. Reform of the Dispute Settlement: 11. Reforming the Dispute Settlement System through practice Eric White; 12. Reforming the Dispute Settlement understanding Wolfgang Weiss; 13. The WTO Dispute Settlement system: jurisdiction, interpretation and remedies Debra Steger; 14. An evaluation of the role of legal aid in International Dispute resolution, with emphasis on the advisory centre on WTO law Petina Gappah; Part IV. Social Rights, Health, and Environment: 15. Trade and human rights at work: Next round please? Regulatory and cooperationist approaches in the context of the Doha Round Andreas Blüthner; 16. Food safety issues under WTO Agreements Mitsuo Matsushita; 17. Trade and the environment: with particular reference to climate change issues Shinya Murase; 18. Live with a quiet but uneasy status quo? An evolutionary role the Appellate Body can play in resolution of 'Trade and Environment' disputes Satoru Taira; 19. Health, environment and social standards in the Doha Round: comparison of the visions and reforms needed and the results achieved Lutz Strack; 20. Some personal conclusions of the 19 chapters Harald Hohmann.
'… an excellent survey of some important issues surrounding the Doha talks. … this book is a useful addition to an international trade policy collection. It provides essays on a broad range of topics and from a variety of perspectives. … it provides excellent detail and discussion for the advanced scholar.' International Journal of Legal Information