The WTO Case Law of 2009

Legal and Economic Analysis

Author(s): Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis
Year: 2011Pages: 172Publisher: Cambridge University PressCity: Cambridge, UK
ISBN: 9781107681781

This book brings together the 2009 output of the American Law Institute (ALI) project on World Trade Organization law. Each chapter focuses on a different dispute from the adjudicating bodies of the WTO.

Each case is jointly evaluated by well known experts in trade law and international economics. ALI reporters critically review the jurisprudence of WTO adjudicating bodies and evaluate whether the ruling 'makes sense' from an economic as well as a legal point of view and, if not, whether the problem lies in the interpretation of the law or the law itself.

The studies do not always cover all issues discussed in a case, but they seek to discuss both the procedural and the substantive issues that form, in the reporters' views, the 'core' of the dispute. This paperback will be an invaluable resource for students, lecturers and practitioners of international trade law.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    Lance Liebman
  • Introduction
    Henrik Horn and Petros C. Mavroidis
  • US compliance with WTO rulings on zeroing in anti-dumping: United States – zeroing (EC) United States – zeroing (Japan) Article 21.5 DSU Implementation Reports
    Bernard Hoekman and Jasper Wauters
  • United States – continued existence and application of zeroing methodology: the end of zeroing?
    Thomas J. Prusa and Edwin Vermulst
  • Incomplete harmonization contracts in international economic law: report of the panel, China – measures affecting the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, WT/DS362/R, adopted 20 March 2009
    Kamal Saggi and Joel P. Trachtman
    Comment Robert Howse
  • Trading cultures: Appellate Body Report on China – audiovisuals WT/DS363/AB/R, adopted 19 January 2010
    Paola Conconi and Joost Pauwelyn
    Comment Frieder Roessler
  • 'Optimal' retaliation in the WTO – a commentary on the upland cotton arbitration
    Gene M. Grossman and Alan O. Sykes.

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Horn, Henrik, and Petros C. Mavroidis, eds. (2011), The WTO Case Law of 2009. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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