Library acquisitions — February 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from February 2019. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

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The black box society : the secret algorithms that control money and information / Frank Pasquale.tec

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927464

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Brands, geographical origin, and the global economy : a history from the nineteenth century to the present / David M. Higgins.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927507

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The EU design approach : a global appraisal / edited by Annette Kur, Marianne Levin, Jens Schovsbo.

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International law / [edited by] Malcolm D. Evans.

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International standardization and the agreement on technical barriers to trade / Andrea Barrios Villarreal.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927421

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Principles of international environmental law / Philippe Sands and Jacqueline Peel, with Adriana Fabra and Ruth MacKenzie.

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The public international law of trade in legal services / David Collins.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927419

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Restoring trust in trade : liber amicorum in honour of Peter Van den Bossche / edited by Denise Prévost, Iveta Alexovicová and Jens Hillebrand Pohl.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927437

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World politics : interests, interactions, institutions / Jeffrey A. Frieden, David A. Lake, Kenneth A. Schultz.

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The WTO multilateral trading system in a globalizing world : challenges and opportunities / Maarten Smeets.

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WTO trade remedies in international law : their role and place in a fragmented international legal system / Roberto Soprano.

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Library acquisitions — January 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from January 2019. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

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Evolving properties of intellectual capitalism : patents and innovations for growth and welfare / Ove Granstrand.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1924458

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GATT disputes : 1948-1995 : volume 1 : overview and one-page case summaries / World Trade Organization.

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GATT disputes : 1948-1995 : volume 2 : dispute settlement procedures / World Trade Organization.

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Industrial policy and the World Trade Organization : between legal constraint and flexibilities / Sherzod Shadikhodjaev.

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Intellectual property and the judiciary / edited by Christophe Geiger, Craig Allen Nard, Xavier Seuba.

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Research handbook on the law of artificial intelligence / edited by Woodrow Barfield, Ugo Pagallo.

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South Asian cooperation : issues old and new / edited by Paras Kharel.

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Strategic survey 2018 : the annual assessment of geopolitics / International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Understanding the policymaking process in developing countries / William Ascher.

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Library acquisitions — December 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from December 2018. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

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The American economy : a European view / Anton Brender and Florence Pisani.

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Distributive justice and world trade law : a political theory of international trade regulation / Oisin Suttle.

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The EU, world trade law and the right to food : rethinking free trade agreements with developing countries / Giovanni Gruni.

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International organisations and global problems : theories and explanations / Susan Park.

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Introductory econometrics : a modern approach / Jeffrey M. Wooldridge.

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Patterns of treaty interpretation as anti-fragmentation tools : a comparative analysis with a special focus on the ECtHR, WTO and ICJ / Liliana E. Popa.

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The politics of fair trade : moving beyond free trade and protection / Sean D. Ehrlich.

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The prudential carve-out for financial services : rationale and practice in the GATS and preferential trade agreements / Carlo Maria Cantore.

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Public private partnership for WTO dispute settlement : enabling developing countries / Amrita Bahri.

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Rethinking intellectual property : balancing conflicts of interests in the constitutional paradigm / Gustavo Ghidini.

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Library acquisitions — November 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from November 2018. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

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Can blockchain revolutionize international trade? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927425

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The evolution of the non-market economy treatment in the multilateral trading system / Bin Zhang.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927271

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Les incitations fiscales en faveur de l’√©conomie : analyse de conformit√© de mesures sectorielles √† la Constitution f√©d√©rale, aux r√®gles de l’Union europ√©enne en mati√®re d’aides d’√Čtat et aux r√®gles de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce / J√©r√īme Marcel B√ľrgisser.

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Informe sobre el comercio mundial 2018 : El futuro del comercio mundial : cómo las tecnologías digitales están transformando el comercio mundial / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|12689689

Audio of launch during WTO Public Forum 2018 available: https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/public_forum18_e/pf18_session_e.htm?session=41

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Invertir en competencias para el comercio inclusivo : estudio conjunto de la Oficina Internacional del Trabajo y la Organizaci√≥n Mundial del Comercio / Marc Bacchetta … [et al].

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Investir dans les comp√©tences pour un commerce inclusif: √©tude conjointe du Bureau international du travail et de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce / Marc Bacchetta … [et al.].

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Making trade work for the environment, prosperity and resilience / World Trade Organization, UN Environment.

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The Pacific Alliance in a world of preferential trade agreements : lessons in comparative regionalism / [edited by] Pierre Sauv√©, Rodrigo Polanco Lazo, Jos√© Manuel √Ālvarez Z√°rate.

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Rapport sur le commerce mondial 2018: L’avenir du commerce mondial: comment les technologies num√©riques transforment le commerce mondial / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|12689598

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Regulatory autonomy in international economic law : the evolution of Australian policy on trade and investment / Andrew D. Mitchell, Elizabeth Sheargold, Tania Voon.

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The right to food and the World Trade Organization’s rules on agriculture : conflicting, compatible, or complementary? / by Rhonda Ferguson.

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Trabalho, com√©rcio e dignidade : no direito internacional contempor√Ęneo : desafios e perspectivas para a atua√ß√£o da OIT e da OMC / Gustavo Fernandes Meireles.

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The WTO and food security : implications for developing countries / Sachin Kumar Sharma.

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Evolutive Interpretation by the WTO Adjudicator by Gabrielle Marceau.

Several types of changes can take place between the conclusion of a treaty and when its provisions call for interpretation, e.g. changes in the political, social, historical or legal context; technological changes; linguistic changes; or changes in the law. Traditionally, interpreters refused to consider changes that may have occurred since the treaty‚Äôs conclusion. Today, many argue that it is more legitimate for a treaty interpreter to take account of these changes and use an ‚Äėevolutionary‚Äô or ‚Äėdynamic‚Äô interpretation. The issue of changes is particularly relevant in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Treaty, because it combines long-standing provisions with more recent ones, and because international trade has evolved greatly, notably with electronic trade (e-commerce) and new means of distribution that did not exist when the WTO was concluded. The different types of changes discussed in this article may be grouped into four non-mutually exclusive types of situations, which will be examined through the prism of the interpretation process set out in Articles 31-33 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT). While different types of evolutionary interpretations can be considered under standard rules of interpretation in public international law, the use of the term ‚Äėevolutionary interpretation‚Äô allows for a more global understanding of the phenomenon, and might have, at the very least, a symbolic value.

https://doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgy042

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Can Blockchain Revolutionize International Trade?

Can blockchain revolutionize international trade?

This is the question posed and addressed by the latest WTO publication, launched 27 November 2018.  The publication examines how the technology of blockchain could be beneficial or transformative in various areas of trade related to the work of WTO.

This publication is available for free consultation and download here: https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/blockchainrev18_e.pdf

An audio recording the book launch event on 27 November 2018 has also been made available here: https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/reser_e/workshop_blockchain_271118_e.htm

Brexit from a WTO/GATS perspective : towards an easy divorce? by Rudolf Adlung.

Virtually all studies dealing with the WTO-related aspects of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) envisaged separation from the European Union, tend to focus on the ramifications for merchandise trade. Services trade rarely enters the picture, reflecting an apparently prevailing view that the reallocation of the existing pre-Brexit obligations requires little more than some drafting changes. This article begs to disagree, arguing that there are a variety of complex legal issues involved. These are related, inter alia, to the conceptual broadening of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) beyond conventional cross-border trade to three more types of transaction and its extension, in addition to the treatment of products (services), to that of producers (service suppliers). The competitive conditions of foreign producers that are established within a Member’s territory are thus covered by the Agreement. With this in view, the article points out scenarios under which these producers are adversely affected by the termination of the UK’s single-market status and the ensuing (re-)introduction of restrictions on market access and national treatment under GATS Articles XVI and XVII and/or the (re-)appearance of regulatory impediments in bilateral trade. In turn, this might provide a basis for the home countries to seek compensation. The article also identifies GATS-scheduled limitations that, because of the Most-favoured-Nation principle, cannot be maintained in trade among independent WTO Members. Depending on their nature, the resulting adjustments might lead to compensation claims as well.

http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/document.php?id=TRAD2018031

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Library acquisitions — October 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from October 2018. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

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Elgar encyclopedia of international economic law / edited by Thomas Cottier, Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, with Jonas Baumann, Brigitta Imeli, Julian Powell, Rebecca Gilgen.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927146

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Les grandes questions d’√©conomie et de finance internationales : d√©coder l’actualit√© / Mathilde Lemoine, Philippe Madi√®s, Thierry Madi√®s.

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Handbook of research on counterfeiting and illicit trade / edited by Peggy E. Chaudhry.

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The law and policy of international trade in electricity : access to and development of cross-border electricity transmission infrastructure under EU and WTO frameworks / Karolis Gudas.

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The legitimacy of international trade courts and tribunals / edited by Robert Howse … [et al].

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Negotiation dynamics of the WTO : an insider’s account / Mohan Kumar.

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The new Oxford handbook of economic geography / edited by Gordon L. Clark … [et al.].

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No small hope : towards the universal provision of basic goods / Kenneth A. Reinert.

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Principles of law and economics / Antony W. Dnes.

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Trans-Pacific partnership agreement : a framework for future trade rules? / edited by Abhijit Das, Shailja Singh.

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The weaponization of trade : the great unbalancing of politics and economics / Rebecca Harding, Jack Harding.

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The willing world : shaping and sharing a sustainable global prosperity / James Bacchus.

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World trade report 2018 : the future of world trade : how digital technologies are transforming global commerce / World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|12083088

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A Closer Look At WTO‚Äôs Third Pillar: How WTO Committees Influence Regional Trade Agreements by Devin McDaniels , Ana Cristina Molina & Erik N. Wijkstr√∂m.

This paper illustrates how the work of World Trade Organization‚Äôs (WTO) standing bodies‚ÄĒits ‚ÄėThird Pillar‚Äô, as we will call it‚ÄĒis 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‚Äôs decision by making it directly applicable to Parties (in RTAs) whereas under the WTO they are ‚Äėmerely‚Äô 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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World Trade Report 2018

The 2018 edition of World Trade Organization’s annual World Trade Report¬†was launched 3 October 2018 during a session of the WTO Public Forum.

World Trade Report 2018: The Future of World Trade: How Digital Technologies Are Transforming Global Commerceexamines how the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and blockchain are transforming global commerce today and are likely to impact it further in the years to come. [The report] provides an economic analysis of the different ways in which these digital technologies affect international trade and tries to quantify the extent to which global trade may be affected in the next fifteen years. It also examines the consequences of this transformation of international trade for existing and future international trade co-operation.”

The session was livestreamed and featured opening remarks from DG Roberto Azevêdo, followed by a panel discussion with Abdoullah Cisse, Caroline Freund, and Susan Lund, moderated by Robert Koopman.

The report “shows that digital technologies are likely to further reduce trade costs and boost trade significantly, especially in services and for developing countries” and discusses how digital technologies can unlock savings and will significantly affect what the world trades. The report also features, for the first time, opinion pieces from external contributors, sharing their independent perspectives on what lies ahead in the future of world trade.

An executive summary of the report is available in English, French, and Spanish, and the full report can be downloaded from the WTO website in English, French, and Spanish.

More information on this publication can be found in the press release here.

To learn more about the availability of this year’s and past editions of World Trade Report through the WTO Library, in print and electronic formats,¬†visit the publication’s record in the WTO Library catalogue.

Library acquisitions — September 2018

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Did you take advantage of any of the electronic resource trials this year? If you explored Oxford International Organizations, World Scientific Journals, HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated, Safari Online Learning Platform, Oxford Economics, Gale’s Environmental Studies and Policy Collection, or Brill’s Climate Change and Law Collection during the trial periods, we would appreciate your feedback! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian@wto.org.
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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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WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927386

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L’int√©gration du commerce en vue de la r√©alisation des objectifs de d√©veloppement durable / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

Available in print and electronic formats.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927384

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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 m√©canismes de flexibilit√© 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 √† 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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Library acquisitions — August 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from August 2018. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Did you take advantage of any of the electronic resource trials this year? If you explored Oxford International Organizations, World Scientific Journals, HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated, Safari Online Learning Platform, Oxford Economics, Gale’s Environmental Studies and Policy Collection, or Brill’s Climate Change and Law Collection during the trial periods, we would appreciate your feedback! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian@wto.org.
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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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927239

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Globalizaci√≥n y generaci√≥n de riqueza : un mundo m√°s pr√≥spero, m√°s eficiente y m√°s justo merced al comercio internacional y a la inversi√≥n extranjera directa / Jos√©-Ram√≥n Ferrandis Mu√Īoz ; presentaci√≥n de Vicente Boceta ; pr√≥logo de Fernando Eguidazu.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927150

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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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927251

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927336

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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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927247

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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 M√ľller.

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

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Library acquisitions — July 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from July 2018. You can send your requests to web.librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Did you take advantage of any of the electronic resource trials this year?

If you explored Oxford International Organizations, World Scientific Journals, HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated, Safari Online Learning Platform, Oxford Economics, Gale’s Environmental Studies and Policy Collection, or Brill’s Climate Change and Law Collection during the trial periods, we would appreciate your feedback!

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Accession to the World Trade Organization : a legal analysis / Dylan Geraets.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927227

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An√°lisis del entorno econ√≥mico internacional : instrumentos y pol√≠ticas / Ana Isabel Vi√Īas Apaolaza, Laura P√©rez Ortiz y √Āngeles S√°nchez D√≠ez.

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La convergencia de dos sistemas de integración : las relaciones entre la OMC y la UE en perspectiva constitucional / Naiara Arriola Echaniz ; prólogo María Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Luis Ignacio Gordillo Pérez.

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Droit du commerce international / Hugues Kenfack.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927233

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La economía estresada / José Manuel Cruz Barragán.

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L’√©conomie am√©ricaine / Anton Brender, Florence Pisani.

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Guide sur le syst√®me de r√®glement des diff√©rends de l’OMC / pr√©sent√© par la Division des affaires juridiques et la Division des r√®gles du Secr√©tariat de l’OMC, ainsi que par le Secr√©tariat de l’Organe d’appel.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927314

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Intellectual property rights and competition in standard setting : objectives and tensions / Valerio Torti.

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Inversiones extranjeras y responsabilidad internacional de las empresas : problem√°ticas en torno al CIADI, los TBI y los derechos humanos / [coordinated by] Javier Echaide ; Magdalena Bas Vilizzio … [et al.].

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Subsidies in the context of the WTO’s free trade system : a legal and economic analysis / Gurwinder Singh.

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The trade policy review mechanism : a critical analysis / Mathias Kende.

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The wealth of a nation : a history of trade politics in America / C. Donald Johnson.

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World trade law : text, materials and commentary / Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio and Arwel Davies.

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WTO Launches 2018 Editions of Statistical Publications

At the end of July, WTO launched the 2018 editions of its annual statistical publications: World Trade Statistical Review, Trade Profiles, and World Tariff Profiles.

World Trade Statistical Review 2018 “looks into the latest trends in global trade, with an in-depth analysis of what is being traded in goods and services and who the leading players are. It also looks at the performance of developing economies, the latest developments in regional trade agreements, trade in value-added terms and digital trade.”

Trade Profiles 2018 presents key indicators on merchandise trade and trade in commercial services for 197 economies.

Finally, World Tariff Profiles 2018, jointly produced with the ITC and UNCTAD, “provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories. Tariff data are presented in comparative tables and in one-page profiles for each economy. Statistics on non-tariff measures by country and by product group complement the data on tariffs.” This publication also includes a special analysis of how least-developed countries make use of preferential tariffs offered by trading partners.

Additional data is available through the WTO’s statistical webpage, WTO’s statistical database, and the International Trade and Market Access online data application.

Mid-Year Report to the WTO Trade Policy Review Body

The Director-General’s mid-year report has been presented to the WTO Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB). Covering the period mid-October 2017 through mid-May 2018, the monitoring report assesses and reviews trade measures and policies put into place in comparison with the previous review period (mid-October 2016 to mid-October 2017).¬† Among the findings, it was observed that, while WTO members continue to implement more trade-facilitating than trade-restricting measures, “WTO members introduced more trade-restrictive measures” than during the previous period.

For the Director-General’s speech, more on the launch of the report, and a link to the report itself, visit the report press release on the WTO website here:¬†https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/trdev_25jul18_e.htm

Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Future of Global Trade Governance Report

In mid July, Bertelsmann Stiftung’s High-Level Board of Experts released their report on the future of global trade governance. The report “outlines four complementary avenues that can be pursued to revitalize the WTO as a forum for trade cooperation and conflict resolution,” according to the WTO announcement, found here.

Prepared independent of the WTO, the report provides conclusions and recommendations reflecting the views of the experts involved. The report is available online from the WTO website, for consultation and download.

Read the full report here, at the bottom of the news announcement on the WTO website: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/trdev_17jul18_e.htm

Library acquisitions — June 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from June 2018. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

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Annual report 2018 / World Trade Organization.

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Cambio climático, energía y derecho internacional : perspectivas de futuro / [edited by] Rosa Giles Carnero.

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Derecho del comercio internacional / Carlos Esplugues Mota … [et al.].

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Digital democracy in a globalized world / edited by Corien Prins … [et al.].

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Droit international de l’environnement / Jean-Maurice Arbour … [et al.].

Publication over two volumes.

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Droit international de l’environnement / Jean-Pierre Beurier.

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Economic integration in Africa : the East African community in comparative perspective / Richard E. Mshomba.

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Environmental border tax adjustments and international trade law : fostering environmental protection / Alice Pirlot.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927225

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Human rights in global health : rights-based governance for a globalizing world / edited by Benjamin Mason Meier, Lawrence O. Gostin.

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Informe anual 2018 / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

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L’intervention des tierces parties dans le r√®glement des diff√©rends √† l’OMC / Ngoc Ha Nguyen ; pr√©face de Marie-Pierre Lanfranchi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927219

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Les principes g√©n√©raux dans la jurisprudence de l’organe de r√®glement des diff√©rends de l’OMC / Mariem Aydi Ghozzi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927181

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Rapport annuel 2018 / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

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Library acquisitions — May 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from May 2018. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

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Your WTO Library Team

Through July 2018, explore Oxford International Organizations! Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) is the first database for analyzing and understanding key documents of international organizations, with a concise expert commentary accompanying each document. OXIO includes resolutions and decisions of organizations, draft normative texts prepared within the framework of organizations, constituent instruments of organizations, court decisions relevant for the institutional law of organizations, and more.

For more information and to experiment this resource during the trial period, visit Oxford International Organizations here: http://opil.ouplaw.com/home/oxio

Did you have experiment with the World Scientific Journals during May? If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian.
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Les accords commerciaux préférentiels / Habib Gherari.

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Droit de l’OMC, droit de l’Union europ√©enne et fiscalit√© directe / Marilyne Sadowsky.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927187

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Droit international des espaces et des télécommunications / Mwayila Tshiyembe.

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Economía internacional : teoría y política / Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc J. Melitz.

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Economic sanctions and international law / edited by Matthew Happold and Paul Eden.

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Introduction to trade policy / Aluisio de Lima-Campos and Juan Antonio Gaviria.

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Mainstreaming trade to attain the sustainable development goals / World Trade Organization.

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Negociaci√≥n para el comercio internacional / Cristina Pe√Īa Andr√©s.

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Nos quieren m√°s tontos : la escuela seg√ļn la econom√≠a neoliberal / Pilar Carrera Santaf√©, Eduardo Luque Guerrero.

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El precio de la desigualdad / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; traducción de Alejandro Pradera.

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The price of inequality / Joseph E. Stiglitz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927209

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Le prix de l’in√©galit√© / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; essai traduit par Fran√ßoise et Paul Chemla.

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WTO agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures : a commentary / Wolfgang M√ľller.

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The driving forces of the convergence of WTO dispute settlement mechanism and international investment arbitration by Fenghua Li.

Contemporary jurisprudence of international adjudication has seen an emerging trend of the convergence of WTO dispute settlement mechanism (DSM) and international investment arbitration (IIA). Although there is currently a scarcity of a general conceptual framework for the convergence, which leads to an ambiguous threshold of resemblance, interaction or integration that can be considered to form or indicate the convergence, it has become evident by now that the convergence, both extant and emerging, has been and is being promoted directly or indirectly by a number of driving forces. Economic reality that increases the inter-linkage between trade and investment, the confluence of public and private international law, the homogeneity of trade and investment dispute resolution and the utilization of WTO DSM and IIA as complementary tools to enforce trade and investment commitments are arguably four primary driving forces that are able to converge WTO DSM and IIA.

http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/document.php?id=TRAD2018021

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How a TPP-Style E-commerce Outcome in the WTO would Endanger the Development Dimension of the GATS Acquis (and Potentially the WTO) by Jane Kelsey.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) faces a watershed. Developed country Members want to abandon the Doha round and negotiate ‚Äėnew issues‚Äô, notably electronic commerce, as part of a broader US-led strategy to rewrite the global trade rules for the 21st century. Developing countries insist the Doha round be concluded before considering new issues and most reject the e-commerce agenda as foreclosing their options for digital development. This standoff dominated the MC11. The new e-commerce agenda has its genesis in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Three factors complicate moves to export it to the WTO. First, those rules are blunt instruments designed to protect the first mover status and oligopolistic power of Big Tech. Second, they lack any development flexibilities or obligations. Third, their application to major developing country competitors and the potentially lucrative markets of larger developing countries requires multilateralization through the WTO, but that will be a highly contested process. That contest is now playing out through the plurilateral process announced by the e-commerce proponents during the MC11. The proposals assume a major expansion of Members‚Äô commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Favourable interpretations of sectoral classifications, modes of trading services, and the application of technological neutrality to historical commitments would override the original GATS acquis that ensures developing countries can control their exposure, and seriously diminish their regulatory autonomy to maximize the opportunities of the digital economy and minimize the risks. Such an agenda could deepen the crisis at the WTO.

https://doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgy024

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