Mexico in the WTO and NAFTA: Litigating International Trade Disputes
This timely and thought-provoking work analyses Mexico's conduct of its international trade dispute litigation from 1986 to 2007 in both multilateral and bilateral fora (i.e., GATT/WTO) as well as preferential trade agreements such as NAFTA.
It exhaustively examines all cases and provides a well-reasoned explanation of Mexico’s conduct, looking at factors such as bargaining power and political economy-type considerations. It also touches upon the strengths and weaknesses of the various dispute settlement systems that Mexico has used, analyzing their procedural aspects and their more important substantive elements.
- It suggests a methodology for assessing the results of litigation, based on inputs and outputs. This methodology may be used for assessing the cases of other WTO Members.
- It compares the dispute settlement system of the WTO and NAFTA, including other preferential trade agreements. This is useful in the context of any WTO Member with ― potential or existing ― regional dispute settlement systems.
- Based on Mexico’s data, it evidences the limitations of country v. country legal remedies by highlighting the issues left unresolved.
- It analyzes the conflicts of law between NAFTA and the WTO dispute settlement systems.
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About the Author Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Summary of Findings List of Acronyms and Definitions List of Cases List of Tables Chapter 1 Mexico’s Options for Settlement of International Trade Disputes Chapter 2 Mexico’s GATT and WTO Cases Chapter 3 Mexico’s Cases under Preferential Trade Agreements Chapter 4 Mexico’s Conduct of Its Cases: An Explanation of the WTO Experience Chapter 5 Interpretations of the Data Appendix Bibliography Index