Agreeing and Implementing the Doha Round of the WTO

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  • Copyright: 2008-11-10
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The Doha Round is the first major trade negotiation round under the WTO since the failure of the Seattle Ministerial in 1999. The Doha discussions and results will have a large impact on the future of international trade law. Leading scholars and practitioners from three continents comment on four such areas in this book. Firstly, poverty eradication, capacity building, and special and differential treatment are required to change for WTO law to be accepted globally; this may lead to a reinterpretation of WTO law. Secondly, the major trade policy concerns, the global concept of competition, and the impacts of trade facilitation and of sustainability of trade liberalization are examined. The third topic is the improvement of the dispute settlement through, for example, a relaxation of tensions between the judicial and diplomatic models. Finally, possible solutions for the balance between free trade, environmental protection and human rights are explored.

Author Biography

Harald Hohmann is a Senior Partner with Hohmann Partner Attorneys, and a Senior Lecturer at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaumlet;t Frankfurt.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. vi
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The future of the Doha Round
Doha a posteriorip. 9
The future of the Doha Round after suspension in Geneva and deadlock in Potsdam: Is it all in vain?p. 16
Development policy of the WTO
Developmental aspects of the Doha Round of negotiationsp. 41
Aspects of development policy in the Doha Round - An EC perspectivep. 89
An assessment of the Sixth WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Conference from a development perspectivep. 98
Capacity building and combating poverty in the WTOp. 111
Integrating development and SDT (Special and Differential Treatment) into the architecture of the WTO - through the operation of its Dispute Settlement Systemp. 133
Trade policy (including competition) and trade facilitation
Trade policy objectives in the Doha Round - A European Union perspectivep. 145
The final phase of the Doha Roundp. 151
Further liberalisation of trade in chemicals - can the DDA deliver? A summary of the chemical industry's position on the Doha Development Agendap. 160
Trade facilitation within the Doha Round: A critical review of recent efforts of the WTO and other international organizations (1996-2006)p. 197
ICN accompanied convergence, instead of WTO imposed harmonization, of competition lawsp. 223
Legal principle of integration in the Doha Round: Embedding a social order in the global marketp. 235
Reform of the dispute settlement system
Reforming the dispute settlement system through practicep. 261
Reforming the Dispute Settlement Understandingp. 269
The WTO dispute settlement system: Jurisdiction, interpretation and remediesp. 294
An evaluation of the role of legal aid in international dispute resolution, with emphasis on the Advisory Centre on WTO Lawp. 308
Social rights, health, and environment
Trade and human rights at work: Next round please...? Regulatory and cooperationist approaches in the context of the Doha Roundp. 335
Food safety issues under WTO Agreementsp. 374
Trade and the environment: With particular reference to climate change issuesp. 391
Live with a quiet but uneasy status quo? An evolutionary role the appellate body can play in resolution of 'trade and environment' disputesp. 420
Health, environment and social standards in the Doha Round: Comparison of visions and reforms needed and the results achievedp. 438
Some personal conclusionsp. 473
Indexp. 485
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