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The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization
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3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107024496

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  • Since its first edition, this textbook has been the first choice of teachers and students alike, due to its clear introduction to the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and its detailed examination of the law of the World Trade Organization. The third edition continues to explore the institutional and substantive law of the WTO. Material has been restructured to closely align with teaching approaches making it even more user-friendly. It has been updated to incorporate all new developments in the WTO's body of case law. Questions and assignments are integrated to allow students to assess their understanding, while chapter summaries reinforce learning. Chapters end with an exercise reflecting real-life trade problems: these challenge students (and practitioners) and enable them to hone their analytical skills. This title is an essential tool for all WTO law students and will also serve as the practitioner's introductory guide to the WTO.

    • Restructured to more closely align teaching in field
    • All new case law developments explored
    • Introduction of leading practitioner to author team offers additional expertise
    • Retains comprehensive coverage, rigorous analysis and pedagogical features which ensures its market leading status
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107024496
    • length: 1100 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 179 x 52 mm
    • weight: 2.25kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. International trade and law of the WTO
    2. The World Trade Organization
    3. WTO Dispute Settlement
    4. Most favoured nation treatment
    5. National treatment
    6. Tariff barriers
    7. Non-tariff barriers
    8. General and security exceptions
    9. Economic emergency exceptions
    10. Regional trade exceptions
    11. Dumping
    12. Subsidies
    13. Technical barriers to trade
    14. Sanitary and phytosanitary measures
    15. Intellectual property rights
    16. Future challenges to the WTO and the multilateral trade system.

  • Authors

    Peter Van den Bossche
    Peter Van den Bossche is Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization since 2009. He is Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges; the World Trade Institute, Berne; the University of Barcelona; and the China-EU School of Law, Beijing. From 1997 to 2001, he was counsellor at the Appellate Body Secretariat and in 2001 served as Acting Director of the Secretariat. In the early 1990s, he worked as référendaire at the European Court of Justice. He studied law at the University of Antwerp (Lic.jur.), the University of Michigan (LL.M.) and the European University Institute, Florence (PhD).

    Werner Zdouc
    Werner Zdouc is Director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat since 2006. Mr Zdouc obtained a law degree from the University of Graz in Austria. He then went on to earn a PhD from the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, and afterwards an LL.M. from Michigan Law School. Mr Zdouc joined the WTO Legal Affairs Division in 1995. He moved to the Appellate Body Secretariat in 2001. Currently, he is also a lecturer and visiting professor for international trade law at Vienna Economic University and the University of Barcelona. From 1987 to 1989 he worked for governmental and non-governmental development aid organisations.

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