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The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization : Text, Cases and Materials - Peter van den Bossche

The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization

Text, Cases and Materials


Published: 1st August 2008
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As the leading student text in the field, this title provides both a detailed examination of the law of the World Trade Organization and a clear introduction to the basic principles and underlying logic of the world trading system.

It explores the institutional aspects of the WTO together with the substantive law. New to this edition are examinations of the WTO rules on the protection of intellectual property and the rules on technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phytosanitary measures. Assignments are integrated throughout to allow students to assess their understanding, while chapter summaries reinforce learning.

In addition further-reading sections have been added to each chapter and exercises have been included to draw on primary sources and real-life trade scenarios, enabling students to hone their practical and analytical skills. The title is an essential tool for any student of the WTO, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

About the Author

Peter Van den Bossche is Professor of International Economic Law, Head of the Department of International and European Law and Academic Director of the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He studied law at the University of Antwerp (Lic. jur.), the University of Michigan (LL.M.) and the European University Institute, Florence (Dr. jur.). From 1997 to 2001, Peter Van den Bossche was Counsellor to the Appellate Body of the WTO, Geneva. In 2001 he served as Acting Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat.

'... the standard text in its field ...'. Justice Florentino Feliciano, Senior Counsel, SyCip Salazasr Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Manila; former Member and Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body; former Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines 'An outstanding publication which sets out the core legal rules and policy of the World Trade Organization in a uniquely comprehensive and straightforward manner - a must for anyone versed or simply interested in WTO.' Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Cabinet of the WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Economic globalisation and the law of the WTO
The World Trade Organization
WTO dispute settlement
Principles of non-discrimination
Rules on market access
Rules on unfair trade
Trade liberalisation versus other societal values and interests
Towards harmonisation of national regulation
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ISBN: 9780521727594
ISBN-10: 0521727596
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 965
Published: 1st August 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.6  x 5.0
Weight (kg): 1.86