Essentials Of WTO Law

  • Author: Peter van den Bossche
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN-13: 9781107638938
  • Pages: 325
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016
  • Price UKP: 19.99


About The Book

At a time when developments in WTO law have made this field increasingly complex, this concise and non-technical introduction provides a timely and carefully considered overview of the substantive rules and institutional arrangements of the WTO. A variety of text features enables a rich understanding of the law: illustrative examples clarify important issues of the law and demonstrate the law’s practical application; boxed summaries of key rulings in WTO case law highlight the interpretation of the relevant provisions and lead readers to a deep understanding of the meaning and application of legal rules; and recommendations for further reading allow readers to engage with current debates. Online resources include links to useful sources of information for work and research within the field. Co-written by a leading authority in the field, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to get to grips with this fascinating yet challenging field of law.

Avoids the technical details which can overload those looking for an introduction to the topic
Demonstrates practical application of theory and rules via fictional illustrative examples
Online resources list shows students where to find the resources they need to look into the ‘real world’ of international trade
Boxes summarising key rulings in WTO case law help readers to see the relevance of dispute settlement rulings and understand how they flesh out the provisions in the WTO agreements

Table Of Contents

1. International trade and the law of the WTO
2. Rules on non-discrimination
3. Rules on market access
4. Trade liberalisation and other societal values and interests
5. Rules on unfair trade
6. Rules regarding harmonisation of national regulation
7. The institutional aspects of the WTO
8. The WTO dispute settlement system.

About The Authors

Peter Van den Bossche, WTO Appellate Body, Geneva
Peter Van den Bossche has been a Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, the highest judicial body for international trade disputes, since 2009. He is also Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands and visiting professor at the World Trade Institute, Berne; the College of Europe, Bruges; and the University of Barcelona. He is the author (with Werner Zdouc) of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization, 3rd edition (Cambridge, 2013).

Denise Prévost, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Denise Prévost is Associate Professor in International Economic Law at Maastricht University. She has fifteen years’ experience developing and teaching WTO law courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level for law and political science students both in the Netherlands and elsewhere. She has also developed and taught training modules on WTO law for government officials and other professionals.