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The Regulation of International Trade

4th Edition

By Robert Howse, Antonia Eliason


950 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics