Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade

Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade

For scholars and students, the Handbook will prove essential reading for a deeper understanding of trade

Author: Tracey Epps

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857936721

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

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The bookês comprehensive and accessible approach makes it a first point of reference for all trade law practitioners, policymakers and regulators. For scholars and students, the Handbook will prove essential reading for a deeper understanding of trade
Categories: Political Science

International Standardization and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

International Standardization and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

“The TBT Agreement in Context,” in Epps, T. and Trebilcock, M.J., eds., Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade. London: Edward Elgar. Lassalle-de Codex Salins, Alimentarius. M. (2012). Paris: Lobbying E ́ditions de ...

Author: Andrea Barrios Villarreal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108474368

Category: Law

Page: 326

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This work examines the international standardization system generally, with a specific focus on some of the bodies within this system. It also questions the lack of definition regarding several features related to the system, notably an international standardizing body and international standards in the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.
Categories: Law

Research Handbook on Trade in Services

Research Handbook on Trade in Services

This Research Handbook explores the latest frontiers in services trade by drawing on insights from empirical economics, law and global political economy.

Author: Pierre Sauvé

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783478064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 368

This Research Handbook explores the latest frontiers in services trade by drawing on insights from empirical economics, law and global political economy. The world’s foremost experts take stock of the learning done to date in services trade, explore policy questions bedevilling analysts and direct attention to a host of issues, old and new, confronting those interested in the service economy and its rising salience in cross-border exchange. The Handbook’s 22 chapters shed informed analytical light on a subject matter whose substantive remit continues to be shaped by rapid evolutions in technology, data gathering, market structures, consumer preferences, approaches to regulation and by ongoing shifts in the frontier between the market and the state.
Categories: Business & Economics

European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2015

European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2015

In: Van Calster G, Pre ́vost D (eds) Research handbook on environment, health and the WTO. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, p. ... In: Epps T, Trebilcock M (eds) Research handbook on the WTO and technical barriers to trade.

Author: Christoph Herrmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662467480

Category: Law

Page: 448

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This sixth volume (2015) of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law puts a particular emphasis on non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to trade and the world trade order. With the steady reduction of tariff rates since the GATT 47 came into force, focus in recent years has been on the vast and complex landscape of non-tariff barriers to trade. States as well as scholars seemingly struggle with the multitude of measures pooled under this expression as there is no single, acknowledged definition of the term, and its relation to the term “non-tariff measures” remains equally blurred. Particularly in practice and on a multilateral level, there appears to be some awkwardness when it comes to coping with NTBs since multilateral trade rules seem to be in conflict with national regulatory autonomy in the pursuit of policy objectives. In part one, this volume sheds light on the problems of non-tariff barriers to trade that arise in various fields. Part two focuses on regional integration with an emphasis on relations between East Asia and the European Union. In this regard, the authors outline the trade and investment relations between the European Union and East Asia, including Japan, Korea and Singapore. Part three offers an overview of recent institutional developments in WIPO, ICSID, WTO and WTO jurisprudence. Part four includes book reviews of recent works in the field of international economic law, and part five introduces a new section on publications in the field of international economic law that were released in 2013 and 2014.
Categories: Law

Research Handbook on International Environmental Law

Research Handbook on International Environmental Law

Safrin, S. (2002), 'Treaties in Collision: The Biosafety Protocol and the World Trade Organisation Agreements', ... in T. Epps and M.J. Trebilcock (2013), Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade, Cheltenham, UK, ...

Author: Fitzmaurice, Malgosia

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786439710

Category: Law

Page: 544

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This thoroughly updated and revised second edition of this foundational Handbook combines practical and theoretical analyses to cover a wide array of cutting edge issues in international environmental law (IEL). It provides a comprehensive view of the complexity of IEL, both as a field in its own right, and as part of the wider system of international law.
Categories: Law

Strengthening Regional Trade Integration in South Asia

Strengthening Regional Trade Integration in South Asia

Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade. U.K: Edward Elgar Publication. Fahey, J. H. (1931). Tariff barriers and business depression. Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, Depression and Revival, 14(3), ...

Author: Owais Hasan Khan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813367777

Category: Law

Page: 201

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This book brings forth the philosophical, conceptual and practical contours of the trade regionalism provisions under the GATT/WTO. It analyses SAARC as the regional integration organisation of South Asia along with identifying major challenges and bottlenecks faced by it in the process of achieving regional integration. It presents ways and methods through which SAARC can be made a more effective regional organisation. The book predominantly focuses on trade regionalism. However, other areas of integration which have impacts on the trade regionalism are also examined like social and political integrations etc. The book takes off from the premise that trade regionalism under SAARC has failed and has been marred by political and security concerns among its member nations. It has failed to achieve its objective on all the three counts, which are promoting peace, development and economic cooperation. However, with the developing countries as members, SAARC has great potential for trade integration. Certain structural, normative and organisation alteration along with favourable ideation can still make SAARC achieve its full potential. The book also deals with the comparative analysis of SAARC regional integration with the regional integration under European Union and ASEAN. Regarding comparative regionalism, the discussion has been confined only to the EU and ASEAN. The EU has been chosen because it is comparatively established as one of the most successful regional organisations in the contemporary world. Whereas, ASEAN has been chosen because of its similarity to the SAARC’s economy, society and political structure. The analysis presented in the book is from the perspectives of international law and international relations’ theories and practise. This book thus is of particular relevance to the students, researchers, academicians, policymakers and practitioners of international trade law, international relations and South Asian studies.
Categories: Law

Public Procurement and Labour Rights

Public Procurement and Labour Rights

198Arthur E Appleton, 'The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade' in Patrick FJ Macrory, Arthur E Appleton and Michael G ... Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade (Edward Elgar Publishing 2013); Tania S Voon, ...

Author: Maria Anna Corvaglia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782259046

Category: Law

Page: 296

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This book investigates patterns of fragmentation and coherence in the international regulatory architecture of public procurement. In the context of the major international instruments of procurement regulation, the book studies the achievement of social and labour policies, the most controversial and problematic instrumental uses of public procurement practices. This work offers an innovative comparative approach, discussing the ways in which the different international instruments-namely the EU Procurement Directives, the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement, the UNCITRAL Model Law and the World Bank's Procurement Framework-are able to implement labour and social purposes and, at the same time, ensure a regulatory balance with the principles of efficiency and non-discrimination. Scholarly, rigorous and timely, this will be important reading for international trade lawyers and procurement practitioners.
Categories: Law

Research Handbook on Environment Health and the WTO

Research Handbook on Environment  Health and the WTO

Trade Agreement (NAFTA),49 and the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Negotiations in GATT,50 which created the World Trade Organization (WTO). Chapter Nine of NAFTA addresses “technical barriers to trade,” as does the WTO Agreement on ...

Author: Geert van Calster

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781006146

Category: Political Science

Page: 857

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ÔThis edited collection brings together an impressive array of authors from the world of international trade, the environment and public health. Each of them is eminently well-placed to bring their own particular expertise to bear on the issue at hand, and to do so in a knowledgeable and stimulating manner. This Research Handbook is a must for anyone interested in these overlapping fields of law and policy whether as a basis for learning or as a resource for further research.Õ Ð Mary Footer, University of Nottingham School of Law, UK ÔThis fantastic collection of essays explores the multiple intersections between trade and environment in the WTO. The contributions by leading scholars are theoretically engaged whilst practical in their focus. It is a Òmust readÓ for those concerned to ensure that trade liberalisation does not stand in the way of sustainable development, including urgently needed action to mitigate the risks and consequences of climate change.Õ Ð Joanne Scott, University College London, UK ÔGeert Van Calster and Denise PrŽvost have managed to induce virtually all the great experts on health, environment and WTO law to contribute to their Research Handbook on these subjects. The result is undoubtedly an excellent volume that should adorn the bookcase of any and all interested in the important problem of the relation between international rule-making and regulatory autonomy of states in this area of international economic law.Õ Ð Pieter Jan Kuijper, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands This Handbook provides state-of-the-art analysis by leading authors on the links between the international trade regime and health and environment concerns Ð concerns that make up an increasing proportion of WTO dispute settlement. Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO surveys fields as diverse as climate change mitigation, non-communicable diseases, nanotechnology and public health care. The volume brings to the fore the debates and complexities surrounding these issues and their implications for the international trading system. The Handbook begins in Part I with a survey of general issues that sets a context for the more specific sectorial studies. Part II considers the most pressing issues within health regulation and trade law, whilst Part III is devoted to environmental regulation and its interface with trade law. Part IV looks specifically at aspects of the dispute settlement process and in particular standard of review, and the book concludes in Part V with a consideration of the impact of trade measures on the health and environment regimes of emerging economies. This comprehensive yet concise Handbook will appeal to academics and researchers in international trade law and environmental law, as well as trade law practitioners.
Categories: Political Science

World Trade Organization WTO

World Trade Organization  WTO

Amrita Narlikar, Martin Daunton and Robert M. Stern (eds), The Oxford Handbook on The World Trade Organization (Oxford: ... Trebilcock (eds), Research Handbook of the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade (New York: Elgar Publishing, ...

Author: Bernard M. Hoekman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317585497

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the most important international organizations in existence today. It contains a set of disciplines that affect the ability of governments to impose trade restrictions, and has helped to support the steady expansion of international trade since the 1950s. The WTO has been the focus of vociferous protests by anti-globalization activists and has experienced great difficulties in agreeing to new trade rules since its establishment. At the same time it has become the premier global forum for the settlement of trade disputes and has proven to provide a robust framework for international cooperation in the trade area. This book separates the facts from the propaganda and provides an accessible overview of the WTO’s history, structure and policies as well as a discussion of the future of the organization. It also confronts the criticisms of the WTO and assesses their validity. New to the second edition: discussion of legislative amendments to the WTO Agreement, in particular Aid for Trade, the Agreement on Trade Facilitation and the Bali Package evaluation of case law developments and major disputes since 2007, including analysis of the WTO and the financial crisis – in particular the trade policy responses of WTO Members and institutional response reflection on recent shifts to mega-regional agreements (TPP, TISA, TTIP) and their implications what next post Bali? Fully updated throughout, this book continues to be essential reading for students of international trade, international political economy, commercial law and international organizations as well as activists and others interested in a balanced account of a key global institution.
Categories: Political Science

The Regulation of Product Standards in World Trade Law

The Regulation of Product Standards in World Trade Law

... Mitigation of Climate Change 131 (Cambridge University Press, 2009) A Arcuri, 'The TBT Agreement and Private Standards' in T Epps and MJ Trebilcock (eds), Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade (Edward Elgar, ...

Author: Ming Du

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509931156

Category: Law

Page: 256

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This monograph has two central purposes. The first is to provide a critical analysis of how governmental, private and hybrid product standards are regulated in the GATT/WTO legal framework. The second purpose is to explore – both positively and normatively – the impact that WTO disciplines may have on the composition, function and decision-making process of various standard-setting bodies through the lens of a series of selected case studies, including: the EU eco-labelling scheme; ISO standards; and private standards such as the FSC. The book analyses what role, if any, the WTO may play in making product standards applied in international trade embody not only technological superiority but also substantive and procedural fairness such as deliberation, representativeness, openness, transparency, due process and accountability. Whilst it has been long recognised that voluntary product standards drawn up by both governmental and non-governmental bodies can in practice create trade barriers as serious as mandatory governmental regulations, a rigorous and systematic inquiry into the boundary, relevance and impact of WTO disciplines on product standards is still lacking. Providing a lucid interpretation of the relevant WTO rules and cases on product standards, this book fills this significant gap in WTO law literature. Definitive and comprehensive, this is an essential reference work for scholars and practitioners alike.
Categories: Law