15 Oct 2015
Books/ Book Chapters
The World Trade Organization Law, Practice, and Policy - Third Edition
Mitsuo Matsushita, Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Petros C. Mavroidis and Michael Hahn
The WTO is one of the most important intergovernmental organisations in the world, yet the way in which it functions as an organisation and the scope of its authority and power are still poorly understood. This comprehensively revised new edition of the acclaimed work by an outstanding team of WTO law specialists provides a complete overview of the law and practice of the WTO.
The authors begin with the institutional law of the WTO (such as the sources of law and remedies of the dispute settlement system), then tackle the principal substantive obligations of the WTO regime (including tariffs, quotas, and MFN). They then move on to consider unfair trade, regional trading arrangements, and developing countries. In its final section the book deals with the consequences of globalisation: firstly, where free trade is seen to be incompatible with environmental protection and, secondly, where WTO law confronts legal regimes governing issues of competition and intellectual property. A fully restructured chapter on the WTO's sources of law and principles of interpretation; the other chapters are fully updated and revised as necessary in the light of developments since 2006; Michael Hahn has been added as a new author.