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.
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.
By Ruth Annand (Head, Department of Professional Legal Studies and Director of the Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol), Helen Norman (Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol)