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Guide to the WTO and GATT

Economics, Law and Politics

  • Explains the current system of international trade law and international economic relations as they have evolved over the last seven decades

  • Describes all major precedent-setting cases in WTO jurisprudence and analyses their effect to date and the trends they have set in motion, particularly as they relate to perceived discrimination against developing nations

  • Investigates the legal merits of arguments within the WTO and among scholars over such controversial matters as regulation of competition, setting of labor standards, and environmental controls, as well as thorny concerns raised by enforcement of intellectual property rights and limitation on investments

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Table of contents (37 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx
  2. WTO Dispute Settlement System Mechanisms

    • Autar Krishen Koul
    Pages 55-86
  3. Legal Framework of GATT, 1994

    • Autar Krishen Koul
    Pages 87-103
  4. Schedules of Concessions (Article II)

    • Autar Krishen Koul
    Pages 105-114
  5. WTO Agreement on Rules of Origin, 1994

    • Autar Krishen Koul
    Pages 191-204
  6. Subsidies (Article XVI)

    • Autar Krishen Koul
    Pages 251-256
  7. State-Trading Enterprises (Article XVII)

    • Autar Krishen Koul
    Pages 291-296
  8. WTO Agreement on Safeguards 1994

    • Autar Krishen Koul
    Pages 319-339
  9. General Exceptions (Art. XX)

    • Autar Krishen Koul
    Pages 341-353

About this book

This book analyzes how today's system of international trade law and international economic relations has evolved over the last six decades. Focusing on the major innovations that came with the inception of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with its various agreements in 1994, it also provides in-depth commentary on the intense debate over important matters that remain unsettled. Topics covered include the WTO dispute settlement mechanism; the General Agreement on Trade in Services (OATS); the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS); intellectual property rights – the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS); areas still covered by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1947; the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) concept; special provisions relating to agriculture and textiles; sanitary and phytosanitary measures; technical barriers to trade; pre-shipment inspection; and import licensing procedures.
The book would be an excellent resource for scholars as well as practitioners working in the field of international arbitration and trade laws.

Keywords

  • Dispute Settlement
  • Economic Relations
  • Technical Barriers to Trade
  • Regulation of Competition
  • Labour Standards
  • Environmental Controls
  • development policy

Authors and Affiliations

  • National University of Study and Research, Ranchi, India

    Autar Krishen Koul

About the author

Prof. Autar Krishen Koul, is Former Vice-Chancellor, National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur, India; Former Vice Chancellor, National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi, India; and Former Dean, Head and Professor of Law , Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He is an eminent scholar and trade law specialist who has taught the subject of jurisprudence for last four decades. In addition to this, he also appeared as legal counsel in the Supreme Court of India in matters related to international trade law. He has been Visiting Professor of international trade law and business law to various law schools in India and the United States. Professor Koul has published more than 13 books on various issues of law including WTO and GATT. More than 100 articles of Prof. Koul have published in national and international journals of repute. He has contributed many chapters in edited volumes and participated in more than 200 seminars in his forty years of academic career. Prof. Koul is currently a practicing advocate at the Supreme Court of India, New Delhi and Emeritus Professor at NLU, Jodhpur.

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Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-13-2089-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)