International Trade in Gambling Services

Author: Madalina Diaconu
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041132481
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The driving concept of the book's analysis, whether global or regional, is to examine the pertinent international trade regulations in services in the light of the very special nature of gambling. --

International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations

Author: Panagiotis Delimatsis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199533156
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This book examines the regulation of services within the WTO. It examines the problem of reconciling a liberal system of trade in services with national governments' ability to protect social values through service regulation. The book analyses the existing legal framework and assesses the potential of ongoing trade negotiations.

Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction

Author: Simon Planzer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319023063
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This book analyses the voluminous and meandering case law on gambling of the Court of Justice from an empirical perspective. It offers a comprehensive overview of the legal situation of gambling services in the EU Single Market. Additionally, the book presents the current state of research on gambling addiction. It then seeks to answer the central research question as to what extent the views of the Court of Justice on gambling find support in empirical evidence. The Court of Justice granted exceptionally wide discretion to the Member States due to a so-called ‘peculiar nature’ of games of chance. With the margin of appreciation having played a key role, the book inquires whether the Court of Justice followed the principles and criteria that normally steer the use of this doctrine. Noting the Court’s special approach, the book elaborates on its causes and consequences. Throughout the book, the approach of the Court of Justice is contrasted with that of its sister court, the EFTA Court. Finally, the potential role of the precautionary principle and of EU fundamental rights in the area of gambling law is examined. Situated at the intersection of law and science, this book seeks to bridge the legal and scientific perspectives and the unique vocabularies common to each. It illustrates the direct relevance of science and empirical research for court cases and policy making. And it contrasts science-informed policy making with the on-going morality discourse on gambling.

Regulation of Energy in International Trade Law

Author: Julia Selivanova
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041132643
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Starting from the premise that a multilateral legal framework is the surest way to achieve predictability and transparency under conditions of increasing reliance on internationally traded energy, the essays gathered in this book treat the many complex in

The World Trade Organization and Trade in Services

Author: Kern Alexander
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004162445
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The World Trade Organisation plays the primary role in regulating international trade in goods, services and intellectual property. Traditionally, international trade law and regulation has been analysed primarily from the trade-in-goods perspective. Services are becoming an important competence for the WTO. The institutional, legal and regulatory influence of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) on domestic economic policymaking is attracting increasing attention in the academic and policymaking literature. The growing importance of services trade to the global economy makes the application of the GATS to trade in services an important concern of international economic policy. The GATS contains important innovations that build on the former GATT and existing WTO/GATT trade regime for goods. This book fills a void in the academic and policymaking literature by examining how the GATS governs international trade in services and its growing impact on the regulatory practice of WTO member states. It offers a unique discussion of the major is-sues confronting WTO member states by analysing the GATS and related international trade issues from a variety of perspectives that include law, political economy, regulation, and business. Moreover, the role of the WTO in promoting liberalised trade and economic development has come under serious strain because of the breakdown of the Doha Development Round negotiations. The book analyses the issues in the Doha services debate with some suggested policy approaches that might help build a more durable GATS framework. The book is a welcomed addition to the WTO literature and will serve as a point of reference for academics, policymakers andpractitioners.

Globalization and Animal Law

Author: Thomas G. Kelch
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041133380
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Kelch (law, Whittier Law School) introduces and comparatively analyzes selected national and international laws on the treatment of animals in agriculture, experimentation, and entertainment. He also examines the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, international trade and the regulation of the treatment of animals under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), and comparative constitutional protections for animals. Distributed in North America by Wolters Kluwer Law and Business. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Harmonization Equivalence and Mutual Recognition of Standards in WTO Law

Author: Humberto Zúñiga Schroder
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041136576
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Standards are a feature of virtually all areas of trade in products and services. Yet, although standards may achieve an efficient economic exchange, they have discriminatory consequences for trading partners when governments formulate or apply them in su

Export Control Law and Regulations Handbook

Author: Yann Aubin
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041135294
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Export control laws and regulations are the legal framework for countries around the globe to ensure world peace and stability and their importance in international trade is growing. The reasons behind this growth lie in the evolution of technology, the fact that increasing amounts of goods/services are subject to controls (such goods/services representing a very large segment of world trade), and the increasing threat linked to terrorism. Consequently, export control laws and regulations have become extremely important for those involved in the international trade of goods/services with a direct or even indirect military use. Export control laws and regulations are complex, difficult to understand, and constantly evolving. Infringements can lead to very serious sanctions (civil, administrative, or criminal), and, not to be minimized, the risk of serious damage to the corporate image of one or more parties to a questionable transaction. Yann Aubin and Arnault Idiart are involved in such issues on a day-to-day basis in their respective capacities as lawyer and export compliance officer within the European Aeronautics Defence and Space Company (EADS). They have gathered contributions from expert practitioners (EADS and Thales as well as Hogan and Hartson LLP) and university scholars (Paris 11 Law School/Institute of Space and Telecommunications Law (IDEST) faculty and advanced students) to make the Export Control Handbook as useful as possible. The Export Control Handbook provides a practical examination of the export/import control regimes of defense and dual use goods and services of a number of selected jurisdictions around the world (China; European Union; France; Germany; India; Italy; Japan; Russian Federation; Spain; United Kingdom; United States). The Handbook contains a very useful appendix including, among other things, compliance procedures and standard country-specific application (or related) forms. The aim of each country-specific chapter of the Handbook is to provide actionable information designed to guide foreign entities wishing to undertake production in the jurisdiction (e.g., through a local subcontractor or a local subsidiary (which could be a joint venture) in order to subsequently export that product anywhere in the world. The Export Control Handbook is invaluable to any international trade professional (lawyer, compliance officer, etc.) or entity with a need to know the specific requirements to be followed in the jurisdiction in question for the efficient and legally compliant import or export of controlled military or dual-use goods or services.

Trade Law Domestic Regulation and Development

Author: Joel P Trachtman
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814635731
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Trade Law, Domestic Regulation and Development is about the relationship between trade, regulation and development. By combining law and economics perspectives on the international trading system, Trachtman takes an interdisciplinary approach in analyzing the topic of globalization and economic development. In a developing economy, as globalization proceeds, a critical factor is the relationship between liberalization of movement of goods, services, and people, on the one hand, and the right to regulate, including the right to regulate for development, on the other hand. In the context of market access, all countries need the right to restrict imports of goods or services that may hurt consumers or the broader society, and developing countries sometimes need the ability to subsidize their own goods and services, or sometimes to restrict imports of goods or services, in order to promote development. Nonetheless, both developed and developing countries often fall into the trap of regulating for protectionist or corrupt reasons. Finding the right balance between market access and regulation is the subject of analysis in this collected volume of 16 papers by Trachtman, and presented in a manner that is accessible and interesting to both law and economics readers. In Trachtman's own words, "The purpose of [international] trade law in this context [globalization] seems to be to allow states to agree to avoid creating these inefficient policy externalities, not to force all states to dance to the same tune." Errata(s) Errata (24 KB) Contents:IntroductionTrade Law and Domestic Regulation:Philippines — Taxes on Distilled Spirits: Like Products and Market Definition (with Damien Neven)Brazil — Measures Affecting Imports of Retreaded Tyres: A Balancing Act (with Chad P Bown)Continued Suspense: EC–Hormones and WTO Disciplines on Discrimination and Domestic Regulation (with Bernard Hoekman)Embedding Mutual Recognition at the WTOIncomplete Harmonization Contracts in International Economic Law: Report of the Panel, China — Measures Affecting the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, WT/DS362/R, adopted 20 March 2009 (with Kamal Saggi)Canada–Wheat: Discrimination, Non-Commercial Considerations, and the Right to Regulate Through State Trading Enterprises (with Bernard Hoekman)Regulatory Jurisdiction and the WTOThe World Trading System, the International Legal System and Multilevel ChoiceTrade Law and Development:Incorporating Development among Diverse MembersDoing Justice: The Economics and Politics of International Distributive JusticeThe WTO and Development Policy in China and IndiaLegal Aspects of a Poverty Agenda at the WTO: Trade Law and 'Global Apartheid'Systemic Concerns Regarding WTO Law:The WTO CathedralJurisdiction in WTO Dispute SettlementNegotiations on Domestic Regulation and Trade in Services (GATS Article VI): A Legal Analysis of Selected Current IssuesToward Open Recognition? Standardization and Regional Integration under Article XXIV of GATT Readership: Advanced postgraduate students in law taking modules in international trade and developmental economics, and also vice versa. Key Features:Provides a unique economic analysis of legal problems of globalizationExamines the problem of the "right to regulate" in detailExplains the relationship between trade liberalization and developmentKeywords:Trade;WTO;International Law;Globalization;Right to Regulate;Development

Legal Guide to GATS

Author: Nellie Munin
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041128247
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This academically rigorous yet highly accessible book guides the reader through an ocean of literature and interpretative possibilities embodied in GATS. In doing so, it provides a road map of the various interpretative possibilities and dilemmas posed by the treaty. The work advances a legal analysis of GATS, based on its historical and institutional roots, while at the same time taking into account its objectives and prospects, as well as the balance of interests involved. In total, this timely book presents a thorough legal analysis of GATS that will serve as a comprehensive yet highly useful guide to the agreement.