The World Trade Organization and Trade in Services

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Mai 2008



Examines how the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) governs international trade in services and its growing impact on the regulatory practice of World Trade Organisation (WTO) member states. This book discusses the major issues confronting WTO member states by analysing the GATS and related international trade issues.


Part One: World Trade in Services and the GATS
1. Introduction Kern Alexander and Mads Andenas
2. The GATS in the Doha Round: A European Perspective Rafael Leal-Arcas
3. Twins, Siblings or Friends: The Conceptual Case of Goods and Services, Where Do We Stand and Where Could We Be Headed to? Deepali Fernandes
4. Proportionality and Balancing in WTO Law: A Comparative Perspective Mads Andenas and Stefan Zleptnig
5. The Principle of Non-Discrimination and its Exceptions in GATS: Selected Legal Issues Federico Ortino Part Two: GATS and the Role of Regulation in Services Trade
6. GATS and Domestic Regulation: Balancing the Right to Regulate and Trade Liberalization Jan Wouters and Dominic Coppens
7. GATS Negotiations on Domestic Regulation: A Developing Country Perspective Mina Mashayekhi and Elisabeth Tuerk
8. A Review of the WTO Regime for Telecommunications Services Marco Bronckers and Pierre Larouche
9. The GATS and Internet-Based Services: Between Market Access and Domestic Regulation Stefan Zleptnig
10. Reconciling Liberalized Trade in Financial Services and Domestic Regulation Christine Kaufmann and Rolf H. Weber Part Three: GATS and WTO Dispute Settlement
11. Dispute Settlement Under the GATS: The Gambling and Telecoms Cases Brendan McGivern
12. GATS Article XVI and National Regulatory Sovereignty: What Lessons to Draw from US-Gambling? Lode van den Hende
13. Rethinking Retaliation in the WTO Dispute Settlement System: Leveling the Playing Field for Developing Countries in Asymmetic Disputes Klint W. Alexander
14. GATS's Non-Violation Complaint: its Elements and Scope Comparing to GATT 1996 Abd El-Rehim Mohamed Al-Kashif Part Four: The GATS and Financial Services
15. The GATS and Financial Services: Liberalisation and Regulation in Global Financial Markets Kern Alexander
16. The Prudential Carve-out Wei Wang
17. Alternative Approaches to Financial Services Liberalisation: The Role of Regional Trade Agreements John Cooke
18. How Far is Basel from Geneva? International Regulatory Convergence and the Elimination of Barriers to International Financial Integration Dr. Apostolos Gkoutzinis
19. The GATS and the Legal Framework of the Chinese Banking Sector Wei Wang
20. International Trade in Financial Services and the GATS Alastair Evans
21. Insurance Services and Recent Trade Negotiations David F. Snyder
22. Model Schedule of WTO Commitments for Investment Banking, Trading, and Asset Management: Explanatory Memorandum Part Five: GATS and Cultural Services
23. The GATS and Higher Education: Challenging the Nation State's Notion of the University Michael Moosberger
24. Cultural Diversity and International Trade-Taking Stock and Looking Ahead Rolf H. Weber
25. The UNESCO Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Toshiyuki Kono Appendices
Appendix A - General Agreement on Trade in Services
Appendix B - Model Schedule of WTO Commitments for Investment Banking, Trading, and Asset Management
Appendix C - Insurance Model Schedule and Best Practices Index


Kern Alexander, Director of Research in International Financial Regulation, the Keynes's Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy, the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, has served as an adviser to the Trade in Services Division of the WTO and has given oral and written evidence on international economic sanctions to the British House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs. Mads Andenas, Director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, was the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London (1999-2005) and Director of the Centre of European Law at King's College, University of London (1991-1999). He is also a Senior Fellow in European Community Law at the Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford and at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. He is General Editor of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly (Oxford University Press) and of European Business Law Review (Kluwer Law International).
EAN: 9789004162440
ISBN: 9004162445
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 1006 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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