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A Handbook on the WTO Dispute Settlement System

2nd Edition

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    • Date Published: November 2017
    • availability: Available
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108404853

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    • The WTO dispute settlement system has become one of the most dynamic, effective and successful international dispute settlement systems in the world over the past twenty years. This second edition of A Handbook on the WTO Dispute Settlement System has been compiled by the dispute settlement lawyers of the WTO Secretariat with a view to providing a practice-oriented account of the system. In addition to describing the existing rules and procedures, this accessibly written handbook explains how those rules and procedures have been interpreted by dispute settlement panels and the Appellate Body, and how they have evolved over time. The handbook provides practical information to help various audiences understand the day-to-day operation of the WTO dispute settlement system.

      • Provides a clear and thorough review of the rules and procedures of the WTO dispute settlement system
      • Presents a comprehensive account of the existing jurisprudence concerning WTO dispute settlement procedures
      • Includes additional resources such as tips about notification procedures, templates of working procedures and timetables, timetables of actual disputes and statistical data
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      Product details

      • Edition: 2nd Edition
      • Date Published: November 2017
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9781108404853
      • length: 414 pages
      • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 19 mm
      • weight: 0.65kg
      • availability: Available
    • Table of Contents

      1. Introduction to the WTO dispute settlement system
      2. Actors in the WTO dispute settlement process
      3. The scope of WTO disputes
      4. The stages in a typical WTO dispute
      5. Compliance with DSB recommendations and rulings
      6. Other procedural issues arising in the WTO dispute settlement proceedings
      7. Alternative to adjudication by panels and the Appellate Body
      8. Developing countries in the WTO dispute settlement system
      9. Ongoing efforts to improve the WTO dispute settlement system
      10. Further information and resources
      11. Annex I: Flow Chart of the WTO Dispute Settlement Process
      12. Annex II: Dispute Settlement Rules
      13. Annex III: Examples of Panel Working Procedures
      14. Annex IV: Examples of Timetable for Panel Proceedings
      15. Annex V: Working Procedures for Appellate Review (WT/AB/WP/6)
      16. Annex VI: DSB Practices
      17. Annex VII: Communication from the Director-General on Article 5 of the DSU
      18. Annex VIII: Decision of 5 April 1966 on Procedures under Article XXIII (BISD 14S/18)
      19. Annex IX: Decisions of 12 April 1989 on Improvement to the GATT Dispute Settlement Rules and Procedures (BISD 36S/61)
      20. Annex X: Historic Development of the WTO Dispute Settlement System
      21. Annex XI: Index of Official Titles and Short Titles of WTO Disputes as of 1 December 2016
      22. Annex XII: WTO Disputes – reports circulates and/or adopted

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      WTO Secretariat, World Trade Organization

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