The Prospects of International Trade Regulation

Author: Thomas Cottier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139501259
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For a long time, the GATT led a life of its own as a self-contained regime. The evolution from tariff to non-tariff barriers brought about increasing overlaps with other regulatory areas. WTO rules increasingly interface with other areas of law and policy, including environmental protection, agricultural policies, labour standards, investment, human rights and regional integration. Against this backdrop, this book examines fragmentation in international trade regulation across a wide array of regulatory fields. To this end, it uses a conceptually coherent theoretical framework which is based on the effort to bring about greater coherence among different policy goals and fields, and thus to embed the multilateral trading system within the broader framework of international economics, law and relations. It will appeal to those interested in a forward-looking discussion of the most pressing issues of the international trade agenda.

Global Justice and International Economic Law

Author: Frank J. Garcia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107355419
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For centuries, international trade has been seen as essential to the wealth and power of nations. More recently we have started to understand its problematic role as an engine of distributive justice. In this compelling book Frank J. Garcia proposes a new way to evaluate, construct and manage international trade - one that is based on norms of economic justice, comparative advantage and national interest. Garcia examines three ways to conceptualize the problem of trade and global justice, drawn from Rawlsian liberalism, communitarianism and consent theory. These approaches illustrate specific issues of importance to the way global justice has been theorized, offering a pluralistic mode of arguing for global justice and highlighting the unique modes of discourse we employ when engaging with global justice and their implications for conceptualizing and arguing the problem. Garcia suggests a new direction for trade agreements built around truly consensual trade negotiations and the kind of international economic system they would structure.

The Regulation of International Trade

Author: Michael Trebilcock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136291768
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Drawing on a wide variety of classic and contemporary sources, respected authors Trebilcock and Howse here provide a critical analysis of the institutions and agreements that have shaped international trade rules. In light of the growing debate over globalization, they include special sections examinations of topics such as: * agriculture * services and trade-related intellectual property rights * labor rights * the environment * migration. *competition Drawing on previous highly praised editions, this comprehensive text is an invaluable guide to students of economics, law, politics and international relations. Now fully updated, this fourth edition includes full coverage of new developments including the Doha trade round, the proliferation of preferential trade agreements, the debate on trade, climate change and green energy, the response of the trading system to the 2007-2010 financial and economic crisis, the controversy over trade and exchange rate manipulation, and the growing body of WTO dispute resolution case law.

Regulation of Foreign Investment

Author: Zdenek Drabek
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814401633
Format: PDF
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The main aim of this book is to assess the importance of international rules for foreign direct investment and the major challenges to international harmonization of those rules. Particular attention is paid to the most controversial and contentious issues with the view of appraising the prospects for establishing global rules. The book is divided into three parts; the first part includes papers assessing the role of national and international legislation with further distinction being made between bilateral, regional and multilateral legal frameworks. The second part addresses regulatory issues of technology transfer, labor, environment, subsidies and investment incentives, national security, public services and sovereign wealth funds. The final part looks at the experience of some international fora in addressing these issues and at some theoretical and conceptual problems of rule harmonization. The papers have been written by legal and economic scholars from leading universities. Contents:Introduction (Zdenek Drabek and Petros C Mavroidis)Regulation of Investment in the Trade Régime: From ITO to WTO (Petros C Mavroidis)Domestic, Regional and Multilateral Investment Liberalization (Jorge A Huerta Goldman)Mode 3 of the GATS: A Model for Disciplining Measures Affecting Investment Flows? (Bart De Meester and Dominic Coppens)Labor Standards and Human Rights: Implications for International Trade and Investment (Drusilla K Brown, Alan V Deardorff and Robert M Stern)Interactions Between Subsidies Regulation and Foreign Investment, and the Primacy of the International Trade Regime (Tomer Broude)Environmental Protection (Daniel M Firger and Michael B Gerrard)Technology Transfer: Regulatory Issues and International Investment Agreements (Keith E Maskus)Sovereign Wealth Funds and Political Risk: New Challenges in the Regulation of Foreign Investment (Victoria Barbary and Bernardo Bortolotti)International Tribunals as Agents of Harmonization (Moshe Hirsch)Foreign Acquisitions and National Security: What are Genuine Threats? Whatare Implausible Worries? (Theodore H Moran)Public Services, Investment Liberalization and Protection (Federico Ortino)The EU Approach to Investment (Americo Beviglia Zampetti and Colin Brown)Harmonization of Rules on Foreign Investment (Zdenek Drabek) Readership: Policy makers, negotiators, business councils, NGOs, legal profession (international trade and investment law), economic profession (academics). Keywords:Harmonization;Regulation;Foreign Investment;International EconomicsKey Features:Treatment of “new generation” issues such as human rights or sovereign wealth fundsTreatment of highly controversial issues of harmonization including subsidies, public services and technology transfer or the actual choice whether to harmonize or notAnalysis provided by top international scholarsReviews: “The remarkable collection of papers assembled by Drabek and Mavoridis succeeds both in identifying and explaining in clear terms the most salient questions in the regulation of foreign investment today… The diversity of themes covered in this book make it essential reading for anyone interested in an accessible overview of the latest developments in the regulation of foreign investment.” J. World Trade Review

International Trade Regulation in China

Author: Xin Zhang
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847311385
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This book presents a comprehensive survey of Chinese legal and regulatory systems governing international trade following China's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the coming into force of the revised PRC Foreign Trade Law. It provides a systematic and in-depth analysis on the text of applicable Chinese laws and rules,with a particular focus on their practical application. It also critically explores whether international trade regulation in China complies with the WTO Agreement both in the text and in spirit and identifies areas where improvements by Chinese trade regulators would be desirable.The book starts with an analysis of basic issues of international trade regulation in China. Part II, covers foreign trading rights, trade restrictions and prohibitions, licensing and quotas, customs regulation, health, safety and technical standards, and trade in technology. Part III discusses trade protection and remedies available under PRC law, in the form of anti-dumping law, anti-subsidy law, safeguarding measures and trade retaliation. Part IV explores new regulatory issues, including trade promotion, trade and competition, trade and IP rights protection, and resolution of trade disputes. The book combines analysis with detailed practical advice and will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policy makers.

The Regulation of Subsidies Within the General Agreement on Trade in Services of the WTO

Author: Pietro Poretti
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041131620
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of services subsidies under the General Agreement on Trade in Services. It starts with a description of services and trade in services and of the salient characteristics that make regulation of services subsidies more complex than in the case of agricultural and industrial goods subsidies. It then analyzes the economic arguments underpinning the need for regulation, as well as the need for governments to retain sufficient latitude to implement non-trade related policy measures. A description of the data on services subsidies available to date is followed by a classification of services subsidies according to their distortive effects and by a detailed analysis of those elements that may form a definition of services subsidies for the purpose of a future regulatory framework. A key section is devoted to the analysis of those existing provisions of the General Agreement on Trade in Services that may exert a certain measure of discipline on services subsidies and to the question of the desirability and technical feasibility of countervailing measures. Rules on services subsidies contained in regional trade agreements are also discussed. Finally, and prior to the conclusions, two sectoral studies deal with the question of subsidies aimed to attract foreign direct investment and subsidies to the audiovisual sector. The book represents the first extensive and comprehensive analysis of the issue of services subsidies in the context of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and includes widespread references to the relevant European Union State Aid legislation and jurisprudence.

International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations

Author: Panagiotis Delimatsis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199533156
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

WTO Domestic Regulation and Services Trade

Author: Aik Hoe Lim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107062357
Format: PDF
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Innovative, interdisciplinary, practitioner-oriented insights into the key challenges faced in addressing the services trade liberalization and domestic regulation interface.

The Oxford Handbook of Law Regulation and Technology

Author: Roger Brownsword
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191502227
Format: PDF, Docs
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The variety, pace, and power of technological innovations that have emerged in the 21st Century have been breathtaking. These technological developments, which include advances in networked information and communications, biotechnology, neurotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, and environmental engineering technology, have raised a number of vital and complex questions. Although these technologies have the potential to generate positive transformation and help address 'grand societal challenges', the novelty associated with technological innovation has also been accompanied by anxieties about their risks and destabilizing effects. Is there a potential harm to human health or the environment? What are the ethical implications? Do this innovations erode of antagonize values such as human dignity, privacy, democracy, or other norms underpinning existing bodies of law and regulation? These technological developments have therefore spawned a nascent but growing body of 'law and technology' scholarship, broadly concerned with exploring the legal, social and ethical dimensions of technological innovation. This handbook collates the many and varied strands of this scholarship, focusing broadly across a range of new and emerging technology and a vast array of social and policy sectors, through which leading scholars in the field interrogate the interfaces between law, emerging technology, and regulation. Structured in five parts, the handbook (I) establishes the collection of essays within existing scholarship concerned with law and technology as well as regulatory governance; (II) explores the relationship between technology development by focusing on core concepts and values which technological developments implicate; (III) studies the challenges for law in responding to the emergence of new technologies, examining how legal norms, doctrine and institutions have been shaped, challenged and destabilized by technology, and even how technologies have been shaped by legal regimes; (IV) provides a critical exploration of the implications of technological innovation, examining the ways in which technological innovation has generated challenges for regulators in the governance of technological development, and the implications of employing new technologies as an instrument of regulatory governance; (V) explores various interfaces between law, regulatory governance, and new technologies across a range of key social domains.

Trade in Water Under International Law

Author: Fitzgerald Temmerman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178536913X
Format: PDF
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It is clear that more sustainable and efficient use of fresh water resources will become crucial in future global water management to avoid major threats to biological life. Trade in Water Under International Law offers a careful and well-reasoned introduction and analysis of this emerging and largely unchartered subject of international trade law, which has hitherto been of key importance in domestic law and policy, exploring the potential and limits of addressing the use of water resources in the context of World Trade Organization law.