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The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization
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  • Date Published: September 2017
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316610527

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  • Retaining the signature clarity and depth that made it an instant classic, this new fourth edition of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization examines both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Fully updated to incorporate all new developments in the WTO's body of case law, this market-leading text offers readers a clear introduction to the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and a detailed examination of the law of the WTO. With integrated questions and assignments which allow readers to easily assess and reinforce their understanding and develop their analytical skills, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization is essential reading for all WTO law students and practitioners. Suitable for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, this classic text is also the ideal resource for practitioners, diplomats and policymakers looking for an introduction to the law of the WTO.

    • Retains the comprehensive coverage, rigorous analysis and pedagogical features which ensures its market leading status
    • A new online supplement includes questions and assignments to help students assess their understanding and develop useful practical skills
    • Focusses on key basic principles and the underlying logic of WTO law and the world trading system
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    Advance praise: 'This is a stellar work on WTO Law, which I have been using to great effect with my students since the very first edition. It keeps getting better, without growing out of bounds. This in itself is a remarkable achievement given the increasing breadth and depth of WTO jurisprudence. Warmly recommended.' Marco Bronckers, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

    Advance praise: 'The new edition of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization secures its place as the pre-eminent textbook on the legal principles underpinning the purpose and functioning of the WTO. Even more exhaustively researched than the previous edition, this volume provides in-depth, contextualized discussion broken down into thoughtfully organized chapters along with concise and timely commentary reflecting recent developments in case law and beyond. Van den Bossche’s and Zdouc’s expansive knowledge of WTO law is unparalleled, just as their ability to convey often difficult concepts with clarity and charisma is industry-leading. This book is highly recommended as an invaluable resource for international trade law scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers at all levels.' David Collins, City University of London

    Advance praise: 'This revised and updated edition continues to provide a vital resource for both teaching and research in the field of WTO law and practice.' Mary Footer, University of Nottingham

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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316610527
    • length: 1122 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 173 x 50 mm
    • weight: 2.18kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

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    Peter Van den Bossche, Werner Zdouc

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    Peter Van den Bossche
    Peter Van den Bossche is Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization since 2009 and served as its Chair in 2015. He is Director of Studies and Professor of International Economic Law at the World Trade Institute of the Universität Bern, Switzerland. He is a visiting Professor at the Collège d'Europe, Belgium; Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands; the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. 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 Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium (Lic. jur.), the University of Michigan (LL.M.) and the European University Institute, Florence (Ph.D.).

    Werner Zdouc
    Werner Zdouc has been Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body Secretariat since 2006. He obtained a law degree from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria and then went on to earn an LL.M. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dr Zdouc joined the WTO Legal Affairs Division in 1995 and the Appellate Body Secretariat in 2001. From 2008–09 he chaired the WTO Joint Advisory Committee to the Director-General. He has been a lecturer and visiting Professor at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, the Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland, Universität Zürich, Universitat de Barcelona, The University of Seoul, Shanghai University and at the Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement, Geneva. From 1987 to 1989, he worked for governmental and non-governmental development aid organizations in Austria and Latin America.

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