Regional Trade Exceptions Proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements

This paper focuses on Chapter 10 Regional Trade Exceptions Proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements. Name three regional trade agreements other than those referred to in this section.

Regional Trade Exceptions Proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements

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Chapter 10 – Regional Trade Exceptions 2 Proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements

Name three regional trade agreements other than those referred to in this section.

From a WTO law perspective, what is the problem with regional trade agreements?

Why does WTO law, under certain conditions, allow for regional trade agreements?

How should the WTO address the proliferation of regional trade agreements? What is ‘multilateralising regionalism’?

3 Regional Trade Exceptions under the GATT 1994 In general terms, what is the test to determine whether a measure which is otherwise inconsistent with the GATT 1994 is justified under Article XXIV thereof?

Why have there been so few challenges in WTO dispute settlement of the consistency of specific customs union. A free trade area or an interim agreement with the requirements set out in Article XXIV of the GATT 1994?

What is the meaning of the concepts of ‘substantially all trade’ and ‘substantially the same’ in Article XXIV: 8(a)? How does the Understanding on Article XXIV clarify the requirements that a ‘customs union’, within the meaning of Article XXIV, must meet?

What did the panel and the Appellate Body rule in Turkey – Textiles (1999) with respect to the question of whether the regional trade arrangement between Turkey and the European Communities is, in fact, a ‘customs union’ which meets the requirements of paragraphs 8(a) and 5(a) of Article XXIV?

How did the Appellate Body come to the conclusion in Turkey – Textiles (1999) that the quantitative restriction at issue in that case could not be justified under Article XXIV of the GATT 1994?