Applicability of WTO Law in Regional Trade Agreements: Identifying the Links
This chapter examines the interface between World Trade Organization (WTO) law and the large number of dispute settlement panels that can potentially exist under regional trade agreements (RTA). It argues that the interpretation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other RTA should subject to the principles of Articles 31 and 32 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT). It explains that NAFTA and RTA panels are likely to seek guidance from WTO case law as a matter of practice in situations where the NAFTA or RTA directly incorporates WTO provisions.
WTO, dispute settlement, regional trade agreements, NAFTA, case law, Vienna Convention
International Law | International Trade Law
Public International Law, Regional and Trade Law
Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System
Oxford University Press
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Applicability of WTO Law in Regional Trade Agreements: Identifying the Links. (2006). Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System. 525-552. Research Collection School Of Law.
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