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The WTO in the Twenty-first Century

The WTO in the Twenty-first Century
Dispute Settlement, Negotiations, and Regionalism in Asia

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Yasuhei Taniguchi, Supachai Panitchpakdi, John H. Jackson, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, William J. Davey, Frieder Roessler, Gregory Shaffer, Valerie Hughes, Jan Bohanes, Hunter Nottage, Alan Yanovich, Chulsu Kim, Manabu Miyagawa, Mitsuo Matsushita, Soichiro Sakuma, Shigehiro Tanaka, Andrew L. Stoler, Masayoshi Honma, James P. Durling, Chotiras Chavanich, Mark Halle, Gabrielle Marceau, Dukgeun Ahn, Chin Leng Lim, Chang-fa Lo, Zhang Yuqing
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  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521875691

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  • The WTO will need to address three significant issues in the coming years: dispute settlement, negotiations and regional integration. Leading scholars and practitioners in the field of international trade from North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific examine these issues and the interplay between them. In addition, special sections focus on the Asia-Pacific region, its participation in WTO dispute settlement and negotiations, and recent trends towards greater regional integration.

    • Offers readers a variety of perspectives on the most significant issues facing the WTO
    • Allows reader to examine the interplay between WTO dispute settlement, negotiations and regional integration
    • Provides in-depth analysis of the role that Asia-Pacific, one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, plays in the multilateral trading system
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    '… excellent essays' Journal of International Economic Law

    '… the book offers different points of as well as interesting insights into the WTO. … it is an ageless source for research into the first ten years of WTO trade policies.' East Asia Integration Studies

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    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521875691
    • length: 568 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.033kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. The WTO at Ten:
    1. The WTO's tenth anniversary Yasuhei Taniguchi
    2. The WTO at ten: its multilateral and regional involvements Supachai Panitchpakdi
    Part II. Accomplishments and Future Prospects of the WTO Dispute Settlement System:
    3. The WTO dispute settlement system after ten years: the first decade's promises and challenges John H. Jackson
    4. WTO dispute settlement practice 1995-2005: Lessons from the past Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
    5. Evaluating WTO dispute settlement: what results have been achieved through consultations and implementation of panel reports? William J. Davey
    6. The responsibilities of a WTO Member found to have violated WTO law Frieder Roessler
    7. 'Public-private partnerships' in WTO dispute settlement: the US and EU experience Gregory Shaffer
    8. Accomplishments of the WTO dispute settlement system Valerie Hughes
    9. Arbitration as an alternative to litigation in the WTO: observations in the light of the 2005 banana-tariff arbitrations Jan Bohanes and Hunter Nottage
    10. The evolving WTO dispute settlement system Alan Yanovich
    Part III. Asian Perspectives on WTO Dispute Settlement:
    11. East Asia in the WTO dispute settlement mechanism Chulsu Kim
    12. Japan's perspectives on the present Dispute Settlement Understanding negotiations Manabu Miyagawa
    13. A review of some appellate decisions: law, policy, and economics in dispute settlement Mitsuo Matsushita
    14. Is the WTO dispute settlement mechanism important to business? Soichiro Sakuma
    15. Japan's approach to the 'use' of the WTO: how can we achieve an effective link between business and the WTO? Shigehiro Tanaka
    Part IV. The Doha Development Agenda and Beyond:
    16. The central place of market access for the WTO's development round Andrew L. Stoler
    17. Agricultural issues in the Doha Development Agenda negotiations Masayoshi Honma
    18. Beyond Doha: reflections on the future of trade remedies James P. Durling
    19. Reflections on the relationship between WTO negotiations and dispute settlement: lessons from the GATS Henry S. Gao
    20. Trade in services and sustainable development in the context of the WTO: the case of higher education Chotiras Chavanich
    21. The WTO and sustainable development Mark Halle
    Part V. Asian Regional Integration and the Multilateral Trading System:
    22. The adoption of the 'Best Practices' for regional and free trade agreements in APEC: a road towards more WTO-consistent regional trade agreements Gabrielle Marceau
    23. Trade remedy systems for East-Asian free trade agreements Dukgeun Ahn
    24. Free trade agreements in Asia and some common legal problems Chin Leng Lim
    25. Dispute settlement under free trade agreements: its interaction and relations with WTO dispute settlement procedures Chang-fa Lo
    26. Regionalism under the WTO and the prospect of an East-Asian free trade area Zhang Yuqing.

  • Editors

    Yasuhei Taniguchi, Keizai University, Tokyo and Member, WTO Appellate Body
    Yasuhei Taniguchi is a Member of the WTO Appellate Body and a Professor of Law at Senshu University Law School, Tokyo.

    Alan Yanovich, WTO Appellate Body Secretariat
    Jan Bohanes is Associate Attorney at the International Trade and Dispute Resolution Group of Sidley Austin LLP in Geneva.

    Jan Bohanes, Sidley Austin LLP
    Alan Yanovich has been Counsellor at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat since 2001.

    Contributors

    Yasuhei Taniguchi, Supachai Panitchpakdi, John H. Jackson, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, William J. Davey, Frieder Roessler, Gregory Shaffer, Valerie Hughes, Jan Bohanes, Hunter Nottage, Alan Yanovich, Chulsu Kim, Manabu Miyagawa, Mitsuo Matsushita, Soichiro Sakuma, Shigehiro Tanaka, Andrew L. Stoler, Masayoshi Honma, James P. Durling, Chotiras Chavanich, Mark Halle, Gabrielle Marceau, Dukgeun Ahn, Chin Leng Lim, Chang-fa Lo, Zhang Yuqing

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