4th Edition

The Regulation of International Trade

By Robert Howse, Antonia Eliason Copyright 2012
    960 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    960 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Drawing on a wide variety of classic and contemporary sources, respected authors Trebilcock, Howse and Eliason here provide a critical analysis of the institutions and agreements that have shaped international trade rules. In light of the growing debate over globalization, they include special sections with examinations of topics such as:

    • agriculture
    • services and Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights
    • labour rights
    • the environment
    • migration
    • competition.

    Drawing on previous highly praised editions, this comprehensive text is an invaluable guide to students of economics, law, politics and international relations. Now fully updated, this fourth edition includes full coverage of new developments including the Doha trade round, the proliferation of Preferential Trade Agreements, the debate on trade, climate change and green energy, the response of the trading system to the 2007--10 financial and economic crisis, the controversy over trade and exchange rate manipulation, and the growing body of WTO dispute resolution case law.

    Preface  1. The evolution of international trade theory and policy  2. The Most Favoured Nation Principle  3. Preferential Trade Agreements  4. National Treatment   5. Dispute Settlement  6. Trade, Money and Finance  7. Tariffs  8. Trade policy and domestic health and safety regulation and standards  9. Antidumping laws  10. Subsidies, countervailing duties and government procurement  11. Safeguard regimes and domestic adjustment policies  12. Trade in agriculture  13. Trade in services  14. Trade-related intellectual property  15. Trade and investment  16. Trade and developing countries  17. Trade and the environment  18. Trade, labour standards and human rights  19. Trade and competition policy  20. The international movement of people  Concluding postscript



    Michael Trebilcock is University Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, Canada. In addition to the three previous editions of The Regulation of International Trade, he is the author of The Limits of Freedom of Contract and The Making of the Mosaic: A History of Canadian Immigration Policy.

    Robert L. Howse is Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at New York University, USA. In addition to the three previous editions of The Regulation of International Trade, he is the author of The World Trading System: Law, Politics and Legitimacy and co-author of The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the US and the EU.

    Antonia Eliason is an Associate in the US Corporate Finance Department at Allen and Overy LLP, UK.