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WTO Law. From A European Perspective

Edited by Birgitte Egelund Olsen, Michael Steinicke, Karsten Engsig Sorensen


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The European Union (EU) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) share the distinction of having proven themselves as the two most successful large-scale international trade regulation regimes. This very useful book analyses the core legal concepts and rules that characterise the regulation of trade in the WTO. At the heart of the analysis is a comparison of WTO rules with parallel rules in the EU trade system, revealing how similar trade issues are dealt with in the two systems – a perspective that not only sheds light on how WTO law and EU law interact, but also greatly facilitates an understanding of the special features of WTO law for readers who are more familiar with EU law. Within this framework, the authors explore such key trade issues as the following:

  • dispute settlement;
  • implementation of judicial decisions and enforcement;
  • principles of non-discrimination;
  • trade in goods; ;
  • non-discriminatory restrictions as barriers to trade;
  • ;non-discriminatory restrictions as barriers to trade;
  • non-discriminatory restrictions as barriers to trade;
  • exceptions from trade-liberalisation obligations;
  • trade and environmental protection;trade in agricultural products;
  • conditions for applying safeguard and anti-dumping measures;
  • prohibited and actionable subsidies;
  • regulation of services;
  • protection of intellectual property rights;
  • regional trade agreements;
  • special and differential treatments;
  • government procurement;
  • competition policy; and
  • regulation of investment.
As a timely and accessible analysis of the WTO and its interaction with the EU, this book is sure to be welcomed by international trade professionals, government officials, and interested academics, students, and researchers.

Publish Date 02/23/2012
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041133588
SKU 10058817-0001
Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

List of Abbreviations.

Preface .

Chapter 1 Introduction Birgitte Egelund Olsen.

Chapter 2 The WTO Institutions Bugge Thorbjørn Daniel.

Chapter 3 Dispute Settlement Bugge Thorbjørn Daniel.

Chapter 4 Interpretation, Sources of Law and Precedent Bugge Thorbjørn Daniel.

Chapter 5 The WTO and the EU Birgitte Egelund Olsen, Michael Steinicke & Karsten Engsig Sørensen.

Chapter 6 Trade in Goods Karsten Engsig Sørensen.

Chapter 7 Trade and the Environment Birgitte Egelund Olsen.

Chapter 8 Agriculture Amin Alavi.

Chapter 9 Safeguards Karsten Engsig Sørensen.

Chapter 10 Anti-dumping Pernille Wegener Jessen.

Chapter 11 Subsidies Pernille Wegener Jessen.

Chapter 12 Trade in Services Michael Steinicke.

Chapter 13 Trade and Intellectual Property Rights Hanne Kirk Deichmann.

Chapter 14 Regulation of Investment Michael Steinicke.

Chapter 15 Regional Trade Agreements Amin Alavi.

Chapter 16 Development Amin Alavi.

Chapter 17 Government Procurement Michael Steinicke.

Chapter 18 Competition Policy Michael Steinicke.

Table of Cases.