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The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade

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The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade

Recent Trade Disputes between the European Union and the United States

9781843762003 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Nicholas Perdikis, Director, School of Management and Business, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK and Robert Read, Senior Lecturer in International Economics, Lancaster University Management School, UK
Publication Date: 2005 ISBN: 978 1 84376 200 3 Extent: 320 pp
This book provides a critical overview and assessment of the WTO’s dispute settlement procedures in the context of several recent trade-related disputes between the EU and the US.

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This book provides a critical overview and assessment of the WTO’s dispute settlement procedures in the context of several recent trade-related disputes between the EU and the US.

Case studies provide comprehensive insights into the contemporary regulation of international trade and workings of the WTO. Topics covered include:

• a critique of the GATT, WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement mechanisms
• agriculture in the light of Doha
• the CAP, beef hormones and GM food
• the banana dispute, the steel dispute and foreign trade corporations
• process and production method (PPM) issues and cases.

The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade will be of interest to academics and researchers working in the areas of international economics and political economy as well as policymakers within the EU and the US.
Critical Acclaim
‘The book is an excellent introduction to understanding the principal trade disputes between the United States and EU over the last decade and a half.’
– International Trade Law and Regulation
Contributors
Contributors: J.E. Hobbs, W.A. Kerr, N. Perdikis, R. Read, M. Rhodes, A. Swinbank
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. The Political Economy of Protection and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes between the EU and the United States 2. Trade Dispute Settlement Mechanisms: The WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding in the Wake of the GATT 3. Trade Dispute Settlement Mechanisms: The NAFTA versus the WTO 4. The CAP as a Catalyst for Trade Conflict Between the EU and the United States 5. The Challenge of the Agriculture Trade Negotiations in the WTO Doha Round 6. The ‘Banana Split’: The EU–US Banana Trade Dispute and the Effects of EU Market Liberalisation 7. The EU–US WTO Steel Dispute: The Political Economy of Protection and the Efficacy of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding 8. US Foreign Sales Corporations, Export Tax Credits and the WTO 9. Consumers, Cows and Carousels: Why the Dispute Over Beef Hormones is Far More Important than its Commercial Value 10. EU–US Trade in Genetically Modified Goods: A Trade Dispute in the Making 11. Process and Production Methods and the Regulation of International Trade 12. Critical Issues in WTO Dispute Settlement and Recent Trade Disputes between the EU and the United States: Some Conclusions Index
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