1. Economic globalisation and the law of the WTO; 2. The World Trade Organization; 3. WTO dispute settlement; 4. Principles of non-discrimination; 5. Rules on market access; 6. Rules on unfair trade; 7. Trade liberalisation versus other societal values and interests; 8. Towards harmonisation of national regulation; 9. Epilogue.
Covers the basic principles and underlying logic of WTO law and the world trading system.
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