Basic Legal Instruments for the Liberalisation of Trade

A Comparative Analysis of EC and WTO Law

By Federico Ortino

The interpretation and application of the rules of international and regional trade is becoming an increasingly specialized field. This study provides an in-depth analysis of the core legal concepts characterizing the two most prominent and successful efforts in the regulation of international trade to date. Adopting a comparative method, it analyzes the basic legal instruments employed by the EU and the WTO for the purpose of liberalizing trade in goods among their respective Members. To this end, this study offers a fresh look at the principles underlying the basic rules of international trade law, including the prohibition of border measures, the principle of non-discrimination on grounds of nationality, and the principle of reasonableness.

502 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2004
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841134253

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