This course will be delivered via lectures (also available on iLearn) and through seminars/tutorials. Students will be required to actively participate in discussion based on the readings, as well as any problem and discussion questions set by the convenor.
Tutor: Dr Baskaran Balasingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For lecture times and classrooms please consult the MQ Timetable website: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au. This website will display up-to-date information on your classes and classroom locations.
Required and Recommended Readings
P. Van den Bossche and W. Zdouc, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization: Text, Cases and Materials (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Prescribed Legislative Text
WTO, The Legal Texts: The Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
Students are also advised to consider and consult the following books and journal articles to supplement the text and materials.
M. Matsushita et al., The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice and Policy (Oxford University Press, 2017).
G. Marceau (ed), A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO The Development of the Rule of Law in the Multilateral Trading System (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
C. Sieber-Gasser, Developing Countries and Preferential Services Trade (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
M. Klamert, Services Liberalization in the EU and the WTO Concepts, Standards and Regulatory Approaches (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Y. Bonzon, Public Participation and Legitimacy in the WTO (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
B. Hoekman and M. Kostecki, The Political Economy of the World Trading System: The WTO and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Y. Lee et al. (eds), Law and Development Perspective on International Trade Law (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
D. Rodrik, The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (Norton, 2011).
D. Alesandrini, Developing Countries and the Multilateral Trading regime: The Failure and Promises of the WTO’s Development Mission (Hart, 2010).
P. Mavroidis, Law and Economics of Contingent Protection in the WTO (Edward Elgar, 2010).
S. Kroll et al. (eds), The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Hart, 2010).
K. Schefer, Social Regulation in the WTO (Edward Elgar, 2010).
H. Yamane, Interpreting TRIPS: Globalisation of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines (Hart, 2010).
F. Smith, Agriculture and the WTO (Edward Elgar, 2009).
D. Yigzaw, ‘Where the Real Issue Lies: Normative Conflict between the WTO System and Human Rights’ (2015) 18 International Trade and Business Law Review 31.
I. Matsumoto, 'Role of International Standards in Promoting Environmental Goods and Services - a New Approach to Reconciling Trade and Climate Change’ (2016) 19 International Trade and Business Law Review 180.
A. Herwig, ‘The WTO and the Doha Negotiation in Crisis?’ (2013) 44 Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 161.
S. Tao, ‘Potential Inconsistency between China's GATS Obligations and Relevant Domestic Legislation’ (2015) 18 International Trade and Business Law Review 162.
C. Bown and M. Wu, ‘Safeguards and the Perils of Preferential Trade Agreements: Dominican Republic–Safeguard Measures’ (2014) 13 World Trade Review 179.
L. Ying, 'The Applicability of Environmental Protection Exceptions to WTO-Plus Obligations: In View of the China – Raw Materials and China – Rare Earths Cases’ (2014) 27 Leiden Journal of International Law 113.
D. Ahn and P. Messerlin, ‘United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp and Diamond Sawblades from China: Never Ending Zeroing in the WTO?’ (2014) 13 World Trade Review 267.
A. Slade, 'Good Faith and the TRIPS Agreement: Putting Flesh on the Bones of the TRIPS Objectives’ (2014) 63 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 353.
A. Johnston and M. Trebilcock, ‘Fragmentation in International Trade Law: Insights from the Global Investment Regime’ (2013) 12 World Trade Review 621.
This list is by no means exclusive and exhaustive. For additional resources students are encouraged to use the library catalogue and databases. The WTO website is an important source of primary materials and various WTO studies. The International Legal Materials (ILM) also compiles international trade documents and it is available in hard copies in the Library and can also be searched under Hein Online.
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