WTO OBLIGATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES: Challenges of Implementation

Edited by Koen Byttebier & Kim Van der Borght

This book is based on a colloquium that was organised jointly by the Vrije Universiteit and the University of Hull in 2006. The essays collected here explore the theme of the legal implications of the WTO rulemaking and the challenges it represents not only for the WTO itself, but also regional trading blocs, governments, companies and citizens.

The contributors are seasoned academics and advisors with a wealth of experience in international trade policy and economics. The various essays deal with how WTO rules may be used to enforce social norms and environmental standards. Also discussed are issues surrounding trade in goods, liberalization of legal services and regulation of textiles and intellectual property protection in emerging economies.

ISBN 10: 1 905017 38 3

ISBN 13: 978 1 905017 38 6

• Hardback • 425pp • 2007 • £125.00