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1st Edition

WTO Law and Policy
A Political Economy Approach

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ISBN 9780367028176
April 12, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge

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Book Description

WTO Law and Policy presents an authoritative account of the emergence of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the basic principles and institutional law of the WTO. It explores how political economy has shaped the WTO’s legal philosophy and policies, and provides insights into how international trade law at the WTO has developed.

This textbook examines the legal obligations of the Member States of the WTO under the multilateral trade agreements, the legal remedies available under the rules-based dispute settlement system and incorporates the most relevant case laws from WTO’s jurisprudence. It outlines several key contemporary issues which the WTO faces as well as areas that need reforming. Each chapter covers a specific topic in relation to the framework and functionality of the WTO, with particular focus on the legal aspects of the multilateral trade order. The book is guided by the legal pronouncements of the Dispute Settlement Body (Panels and Appellate Body), and the commentaries on the interpretation of the provisions of the Covered Agreements.

This book is ideal for all students studying international trade law, including those coming to international law, international trade law, and WTO law for the first time.

Table of Contents

Part I Trade Theory, Founding of the WTO, and Key Principles  1. Trade Theory and the World Trade Organization  2. The World Trade Organization  3. Dispute Settlement at the WTO  4. Non-Discrimination: Most-Favoured Nation Treatment   5. Non-Discrimination: National Treatment  Part II General Exceptions, Non-Tariff Barriers, Subsidies, CVDs, and AD Measures  6. General Exceptions Under GATT  7. Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers  8. Economic Emergency Measures  9. Subsidies and Countervailing Measures  10. Dumping and Anti-Dumping Measures  Part III GATS, TRIPS, TBT, and SPS Agreements  11. Trade in Services  12. Intellectual Property Rights  13. Technical Barriers to Trade: TBT Agreement  14. Technical Barriers to Trade: SPS Agreement  Part IV RTAs, Environment, Human Rights, and Reform of the WTO  15. Regional Trade Agreements  16. Environment, Human Rights and Trade  17. The Case for a Reform of the WTO

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Jae Sundaram is a Reader in in International Trade and Maritime Law at The University of Buckingham, UK.