A Closer Look At WTO’s Third Pillar: How WTO Committees Influence Regional Trade Agreements by Devin McDaniels , Ana Cristina Molina & Erik N. Wijkström.

This paper illustrates how the work of World Trade Organization’s (WTO) standing bodies—its ‘Third Pillar’, as we will call it—is inspiring parties in regional trade agreements (RTA) negotiations and contributing to deeper integration. We focus on the work of the WTO technical barriers to trade (TBT) Committee and explore, as a case study, the extent to which the Committee’s decision on principles for development of international standards (the Six Principles) has shaped provisions in RTAs. This Decision, arguably the most important decision taken by the TBT Committee, is meant to clarify which international standards may be a relevant basis for TBT measures; an issue that has been left undefined under the WTO TBT Agreement. Our analysis covers 260 RTAs, and shows that one quarter of RTAs has sharpened and hardened the Committee’s decision by making it directly applicable to Parties (in RTAs) whereas under the WTO they are ‘merely’ recommendations. A small number of RTAs follow a different approach and explicitly name the sources of relevant international standards.

https://doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgy038

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Agreement on the European Economic Area : a commentary / edited by Finn Arnesen … [et al].

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Conflicting philosophies and international trade law : worldviews and the WTO / Michael Burkard.

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Environmental policy, non-product related process and production methods and the law of the World Trade Organization / Amber Rose Maggio.

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Incorporar el comercio para lograr los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

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L’intégration du commerce en vue de la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

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International economics : theory and policy / Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc J. Melitz.

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International negotiation : process and strategies / Ho-Won Jeong.

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Les mécanismes de flexibilité dans le droit de l’OMC / Catherine Rosso.

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Mega-regional trade agreements / [edited by] Thilo Rensmann.

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Nontariff measures and international trade / [edited by] John Christopher Beghin.

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L’OMC et le contentieux fiscal des subventions à l’exportation / Karim Berthet.

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Regional economic integration and dispute settlement in East Asia : the evolving legal framework / Anna G. Tevini.

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Trade in water under international law : bulk fresh water, irrigation subsidies and virtual water / Fitzgerald Temmerman.

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Competition policy for the new era : insights from the BRICS countries / edited by Tembinkosi Bonakele, Eleanor M Fox and Liberty Mncube.

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Globalización y generación de riqueza : un mundo más próspero, más eficiente y más justo merced al comercio internacional y a la inversión extranjera directa / José-Ramón Ferrandis Muñoz ; presentación de Vicente Boceta ; prólogo de Fernando Eguidazu.

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Governing science and technology under the international economic order : regulatory divergence and convergence in the age of megaregionals / edited by Shin-Yi Peng, Han-Wei Liu, Ching-Fu Lin.

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Intellectual property and human development : current trends and future scenarios / edited by Tzen Wong, Graham Dutfield.

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International organizations : politics, law, practice / Ian Hurd.

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The law and economics of a sustainable energy trade agreement / edited by Gary C. Hufbauer, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, and Richard Samans.

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The law of the international civil service : institutional law and practice in international organisations / Gerhard Ullrich.

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Ownership unbundling and related measures in the EU energy sector : foundations, the impact of WTO law and investment protection / Tilman Michael Dralle.

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Les pays ACP dans le commerce mondial / Aristide Foé.

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Putting consumers first : essays in honour of Pradeep Mehta / edited by Sanjaya Baru, with Abhishek Kumar.

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La reforma de la gobernanza pesquera internacional y europea / [edited by] Jorge Pueyo Losa, Julio Jorge Urbina.

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The use of alternative benchmarks in anti-subsidy law : a study on the WTO, the EU and China / Sophia Müller.

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A WTO agreement on trade facilitation : can it really facilitate trade? / Mena Hassan.

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Exclusionary Rules of Origin of mega-RTAs under WTO law : mega-RTA ‘fracturung’ its overlapping RTA by Jong Bum Kim.

A mega-RTA such as the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may overlap another RTA, with the result that some of the parties to the mega-RTA’s overlapping RTA may become common parties, while others may remain as single-agreement parties. If the mega-RTA provides rules of origin based on the change in tariff classification (CTC)-with-exception criterion such as yarn-forward rules, the rules of origin will become more restrictive with respect to the imports of the excluded intermediate goods from the single-agreement parties after the formation of the mega-RTA than before, thus failing to meet the requirement under GATT Article XXIV:5. The exclusionary rules of origin of the mega-RTA draw the trade away from the single-agreement parties, causing ‘fracture’ in the mega-RTA’s overlapping RTA. As a legal remedy to the problem, the mega-RTA should eliminate the restriction from the CTC-with-exception criterion by adopting the rules of origin based on the non-exclusionary criteria such as the value-added or the CTC criterion that does not presumptively exclude the use of certain non-originating intermediate inputs.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474745617000040

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Comércio internacional : transportes e pagamentos, operações aduaneiras / José M. Albuquerque Martins.

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Compliance and enforcement of environmental law / edited by LeRoy C Paddock, David L Markell, Nicholas S Bryner.

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Economic methods for lawyers / Emanuel V. Towfigh, Niels Petersen ; with contributions by Markus Englerth … [et al.].

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Informe anual 2017 de la OMC / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

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International law as a profession / edited by Jean d’Aspremont … [et al.].

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North-south regional trade agreements as legal regimes : a critical assessment of the EU-SADC economic partnership agreement / Clair Gammage.

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Rapport annuel 2017 de l’OMC / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

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Regional inter-dependence and Vietnam-Korea economic relationship / Tran Toan Thang … [et al].

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Research handbook on climate change and agricultural law / edited by Mary Jane Angelo, Anél Du Plessis.

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Rethinking international commercial arbitration : towards default arbitration / Gilles Cuniberti.

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Technology innovation law and practice : cases and materials / Theodore M. Hagelin.

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The WHO red book on access to medicines and intellectual property : 20 years later / Germán Velásquez, Pascale Boulet.

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WTO annual report 2017 / World Trade Organization.

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Through 23 June 2017, take advantage of trial access to explore Africa Intelligence! This leading resource on Africa, published in English and French, brings together five publications (West Africa Newsletter, Indian Ocean Newsletter, Maghreb Confidential, Africa Energy Intelligence, and Africa Mining Intelligence) in one place, with a single searchable interface.

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The emergence of globalism : visions of world order in Britain and the United States, 1939-1950 / Or Rosenboim.

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EU environmental law / Geert Van Calster, Leonie Reins.

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The future of Korea’s trade and business portfolio in North Africa : a deep horizon political economy scan of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia / Mark Abdollahian … [et al].

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Handbook of globalisation and development / edited by Kenneth A. Reinert.

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Integración económica / Fernando Porta, Patricia Gutti, Ramiro Bertoni.

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The internationalization of government procurement regulation / edited by Aris Georgopoulos, Bernard Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis.

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Negotiating south-south regional trade agreements : economic opportunities and policy directions for Africa / [edited by] Gbadebo Odularu, Bamidele Adekunle.

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Public procurement and multilateral development banks : law, practice and problems / Sope Williams-Elegbe.

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Research handbook on intellectual property in media and entertainment / edited by Megan Richardson, Sam Ricketson.

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Research handbook on the politics of international law / edited by Wayne Sandholtz, Christopher A. Whytock.

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(Re)structuring copyright : a comprehensive path to international copyright reform / Daniel J. Gervais.

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The rise to market leadership : new leading firms from emerging countries / edited by Franco Malerba, Sunil Mani, Pamela Adams.

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Small and medium-sized enterprises in international economic law / edited by Thilo Rensmann.

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Book News from WTO Publications, October 2016

The latest issue of Book News from WTO Publications, highlighting recently launched titles and products, is now available.

Featured in this instalment are four new titles, two launched at the WTO Public Forum in September 2016:

To learn more about WTO Publications and availability of titles, visit the WTO Publications website or the WTO Bookshop website.