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The National Security Provision—GATT Article XXI

  • Alan S. Alexandroff
  • Rajeev Sharma

Abstract

The Contracting Parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (“GATT”) understood that they might need to take independent security and defense policy measures that would be exempted from the general legal obligations contained in the GATT. This exception to the GATT rules is contained in Article XXI titled “Security Exceptions” (“Article XXI”).1

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National Security Dispute Settlement Contracting Parti Security Interest Dispute Settlement System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan S. Alexandroff
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rajeev Sharma
    • 3
  1. 1.Munk Centre for International StudiesUniversity of TorontoToronto
  2. 2.C.D.Howe Institute Fellow-in-Residence in International PolicyToronto
  3. 3.Heenan Blaikie LLPTorontoCanada

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