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African Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes

African Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes Author James Thuo Gathii
ISBN-10 9781139498593
Release 2011-07-21
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African regional trade integration has grown exponentially in the last decade. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the legal framework within which it is being pursued. It will fill a huge knowledge gap and serve as an invaluable teaching and research tool for policy makers in the public and private sectors, teachers, researchers and students of African trade and beyond. The author argues that African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are best understood as flexible legal regimes particularly given their commitment to variable geometry and multiple memberships. He analyzes the progress made toward trade liberalization in each region, how the RTAs are financed, their trade remedy and judicial regimes, and how well they measure up to Article XXIV of GATT. The book also covers monetary unions as well as intra-African regional integration, and examines free trade agreements with non-African regions including the Economic Partnership Agreements with the European Union.

European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2015

European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2015 Author Christoph Herrmann
ISBN-10 9783662467480
Release 2015-07-04
Pages 448
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This sixth volume (2015) of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law puts a particular emphasis on non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to trade and the world trade order. With the steady reduction of tariff rates since the GATT 47 came into force, focus in recent years has been on the vast and complex landscape of non-tariff barriers to trade. States as well as scholars seemingly struggle with the multitude of measures pooled under this expression as there is no single, acknowledged definition of the term, and its relation to the term “non-tariff measures” remains equally blurred. Particularly in practice and on a multilateral level, there appears to be some awkwardness when it comes to coping with NTBs since multilateral trade rules seem to be in conflict with national regulatory autonomy in the pursuit of policy objectives. In part one, this volume sheds light on the problems of non-tariff barriers to trade that arise in various fields. Part two focuses on regional integration with an emphasis on relations between East Asia and the European Union. In this regard, the authors outline the trade and investment relations between the European Union and East Asia, including Japan, Korea and Singapore. Part three offers an overview of recent institutional developments in WIPO, ICSID, WTO and WTO jurisprudence. Part four includes book reviews of recent works in the field of international economic law, and part five introduces a new section on publications in the field of international economic law that were released in 2013 and 2014.

North South Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes

North South Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes Author Clair Gammage
ISBN-10 9781784719623
Release 2017-05-26
Pages 384
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This book offers a critical reflection of the North-South regional trade agreements (RTAs), known as the Economic Partnership Agreements, negotiated between the EU and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries. Conceiving of regions as legal regimes, Clair Gammage highlights the challenges facing developing countries when negotiating RTAs with developed countries and interrogates the assumption that these agreements will and can promote sustainable development through trade.

Regional Developmentalism through Law

Regional Developmentalism through Law Author Jonathan Bashi Rudahindwa
ISBN-10 9781351670333
Release 2018-05-20
Pages 234
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Offering a study of regionalism in Africa and investigating the ways in which law can be used to address the issues raised by regional processes on the continent, this book examines the African Economic Community, considering that it has been entrusted to coordinate and the harmonize policies between various Regional Economic Communities (RECs) across the continent, thereby influencing the continent’s approach towards regional integration. It seeks to identify how law can be used to strengthen the African RECs while ensuring that they achieve their goal of promoting regional development across the continent. Drawing upon economic and political theories, and using a critical doctrinal analysis of legal texts and norms, the book uncovers the legal and economic underpinnings of the model of regional integration followed by the regional schemes operating under the banner of the AEC, aiming to contribute to the search for effective methods to ensure the success of these various initiatives. Proposing the concept of "Regional Developmentalism Through Law" as the most suitable conceptual framework to support the effective establishment of an African Economic Community, this book will be of interest to researchers, academics and policy makers interested in the correlation between law, regional integration and development in Africa.

Regional Trade Agreements and the Multilateral Trading System

Regional Trade Agreements and the Multilateral Trading System Author Rohini Acharya
ISBN-10 9781316889411
Release 2016-09-19
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This volume contains a collection of studies examining trade-related issues negotiated in regional trade agreements (RTAs) and how RTAs are related to the WTO's rules. While previous work has focused on subsets of RTAs, these studies are based on what is probably the largest dataset used to date, and highlight key issues that have been negotiated in all RTAs notified to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). New rules within RTAs are compared to rules agreed upon by WTO members. The extent of their divergences and the potential implications for parties to RTAs, as well as for WTO members that are not parties to RTAs, are examined. This volume makes an important contribution to the current debate on the role of the WTO in regulating international trade and how WTO rules relate to new rules being developed by RTAs.

Reconceptualizing International Investment Law from the Global South

Reconceptualizing International Investment Law from the Global South Author Fabio Morosini
ISBN-10 9781108119054
Release 2017-10-26
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This book shows how the current reform in investment regulation is part of a broader attempt to transform the international economic order. Countries in the North and South are currently rethinking how economic order should be constituted in order to advance their national interests and preferred economic orientation. While some countries in the North seek to create alternative institutional spaces in order to promote neoliberal policies more effectively, some countries in the South are increasingly skeptical of this version of economic order and are experimenting with alternative versions of legal ordering that do not always sit well with mainstream versions promoted by the North. While we recognize that there are differences in approaches to the investment regimes proposed by countries in the South, we identify commonalities that could function as the founding pillars of an alternative economic order.

Multilateralizing Regionalism

Multilateralizing Regionalism Author Patrick Low
ISBN-10 9780521506014
Release 2009-02-19
Pages 727
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A collection of revised papers from the 'Multilateralizing Regionalism' conference, held at the WTO in September 2007.

Legal Aspects of Economic Integration in Africa

Legal Aspects of Economic Integration in Africa Author Richard Frimpong Oppong
ISBN-10 9781139497589
Release 2011-07-07
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Richard Frimpong Oppong challenges the view that effective economic integration in Africa is hindered by purely socio-economic, political and infrastructural problems. Inspired by the comparative experiences of other regional economic communities and imbued with insights from constitutional, public and private international law, he argues that even if the socio-economic, political and infrastructural challenges were to disappear, the state of existing laws would hinder any progress. Using a relational framework as the fulcrum of analyses, he demonstrates that in Africa's economic integration processes, community-state, inter-state and inter-community legal relations have neither been carefully thought through nor situated on a solid legal framework, and that attempts made to provide legal framework have been incomplete and, sometimes, grounded on questionable assumptions. To overcome these problems and aid the economic integration agenda that is essential for Africa's long-term economic growth and development, the author proposes radical reforms to community and national laws.

Realizing the Right to Development

Realizing the Right to Development Author United Nations
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D03532960M
Release 2013
Pages 553
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This book is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development. It contains a collection of analytical studies of various aspects of the right to development, which include the rule of law and good governance, aid, trade, debt, technology transfer, intellectual property, access to medicines and climate change in the context of an enabling environment at the local, regional and international levels. It also explores the issues of poverty, women and indigenous peoples within the theme of social justice and equity. The book considers the strides that have been made over the years in measuring progress in implementing the right to development and possible ways forward to make the right to development a reality for all in an increasingly fragile, interdependent and ever-changing world.

The Politics of International Economic Law

The Politics of International Economic Law Author Tomer Broude
ISBN-10 9781139499125
Release 2011-03-07
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How do politics and international economic law interact with each other? Financial crises and shifts in global economic patterns have refocused our attention on how the fingerprints of the 'visible hand' can be seen all over the institutions that underpin the rules of globalization. From trade and investment to finance, governments are under pressure to enforce, resist and rewrite international economic law. Lawyers have seldom given enough attention to the influence of politics on law, whereas political scientists have had an on-again, off-again fascination with how the law influences relations among states. This book leads the way toward filling this interdisciplinary gap, through a series of important studies written by leaders in the field on specific problems in international economic relations. The book demonstrates a variety of ways in which the international political-economic nexus may be researched and understood.

The Legal Regime of Foreign Private Investment in Sudan and Saudi Arabia

The Legal Regime of Foreign Private Investment in Sudan and Saudi Arabia Author Fath El Rahman Abdalla El Sheikh
ISBN-10 0521817722
Release 2003-09-18
Pages 569
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Revised edition considers incentives and facilities, investment treaties, investment insurance programmes, and remedies for aggrieved investors.

The World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization Author Mitsuo Matsushita
ISBN-10 9780199571857
Release 2015-10
Pages 1000
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law Author Daniel L. Bethlehem
ISBN-10 9780199231928
Release 2009
Pages 801
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The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law explores the law of the World Trade Organization and its broader context. It examines the discipline of international trade law itself and also the outside face of international trade law and its intersection with states and with other aspects of the international system. It covers the economic and institutional context of the world trading system, the substantive law of the WTO, the WTO dispute settlement system,and the interaction between trade and other disciplines and fields of international law.

Reclaiming Development in the World Trading System

Reclaiming Development in the World Trading System Author Yong-Shik Lee
ISBN-10 9781107098930
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 502
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In this second edition, Lee provides extensive coverage of international trade law from an economic development perspective.

Trade Governance in the Digital Age

Trade Governance in the Digital Age Author Mira Burri
ISBN-10 9781107022430
Release 2012-05-21
Pages 475
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Edited contributions from the World Trade Forum 2010.

World Trade Report

World Trade Report Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112100846184
Release 2011
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World Trade Report has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from World Trade Report also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full World Trade Report book for free.

African Perspectives on Trade and the WTO

African Perspectives on Trade and the WTO Author Patrick Low
ISBN-10 9781107174474
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 432
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Twenty-first century Africa is in a process of economic transformation, but challenges remain in areas such as structural reform, governance, commodity pricing and geopolitics. This book looks into key questions facing the continent, such as how Africa can achieve deeper integration into the rules-based multilateral trading system and the global economy. It provides a range of perspectives on the future of the multilateral trading system and Africa's participation in global trade and underlines the supportive roles that can be played by multilateral and regional institutions during such a rapid and uncertain transition. This volume is based on contributions to the Fourth China Round Table on WTO Accessions and the Multilateral Trading System, which took place just before the World Trade Organization's Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in December 2015.