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The EU, the WTO, and the NAFTA: Towards a Common Law of International Trade?

J. H. H. Weiler


The starting point of this book is the coexistence of the overlapping regimes of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the European Union (EU), and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On this basis, it explores the emergence of a nascent common law of international trade. This exploration is rooted in three phenomena: Firstly, the fact that the very same regulatory measure may come simultaneously within the jurisdictional reach of more than one trade regime and may even be adjudicated simultaneously. Some regimes offer alternatives. The NAFTA, for example, offers the General Agreeme ... More

Keywords: World Trade Organisation, European Union, North American Free Trade Agreement, common law, international trade, trade regime, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, dispute resolution, material law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248124
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248124.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. H. H. Weiler, editor
Manley Hudson Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard University