Articles in the WTO Category
by Laurens Ankersmit, Jessica Lawrence, and Gareth Davies*
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Jurisdictions have increasingly begun to restrict the sale of goods on the basis of the processes involved in production; even if these processes left no trace in the finished product. Products produced by environmentally harmful processes, sweat shops, and child labor are all seen as a distinct group for purposes of taxation and regulation.
Such process and production method (PPM) measures are analytically distinct from more conventional product regulation, which concerns itself with the physical aspects of the product and …
by Ricardo Ramirez*
GATT dispute settlement will probably always teeter on the edge of crisis, for there will always be a tendency to use it to cover up substantive failures. I like to believe, however, that if GATT dispute settlement keeps its balance for another forty years, Governments may end up creating an effective litigation procedure in spite of themselves.
-Robert E. Hudec
I met Professor Hudec only once. September 1997. It was during a NAFTA panel hearing in the broom corn brooms case. He was a panelist in that …
by Chiedu Osakwe*
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN THE RULES-BASED MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM
What factors explain the shift to policy reforms and liberalization in developing countries after the 1940s “special and differential” approach to GATT rules and disciplines? How did this reform-driven behavior affect the trade performance of developing countries, as well as the agenda and functioning of the WTO? In describing the legal relationship of developing countries to GATT rules and disciplines, Robert Hudec observed that GATT developing country members never agreed to accept the same disciplines as developed …