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University of Michigan Law School

1997

Michigan Journal of International Law

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

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The Role Of National Courts In International Trade Relations, Meinhard Hilf Jan 1997

The Role Of National Courts In International Trade Relations, Meinhard Hilf

Michigan Journal of International Law

Part I of this article identifies and analyzes some modern trends in judicial review in the area of international relations. Section Part II then examines and briefly discusses the existence of judicial review for both national and international levels of protection and the possibilities for linking the two. A major part, Part III, is devoted to the specific role of national courts within the WTO system. Finally, Part IV draws conclusions and suggests some means for improving the judicial review offered by national courts and for linking them to the interstate dispute settlement on the international level.


Of Substantial Interest: Third Parties Under Gatt, Chi Carmody Jan 1997

Of Substantial Interest: Third Parties Under Gatt, Chi Carmody

Michigan Journal of International Law

This article's examination of the status of third parties under GATT is important for several reasons, one of which is the proliferation of third party participation as demonstrated by Bananas III. A second reason for its importance is that there has been little written about third parties under GATT. This neglect stands in sharp contrast to ample literature on the related subject of greater public participation in the WTO. The oversight could be a function of GATT dispute resolution, which did not always enjoy the level of public attention it garners today. Until recently the GATT system handled no …


Securing The Peace Dividend In The Middle East: Amending Gatt Article Xxiv To Allow Sectoral Preferences In Free Trade Areas, David R. Karasik Jan 1997

Securing The Peace Dividend In The Middle East: Amending Gatt Article Xxiv To Allow Sectoral Preferences In Free Trade Areas, David R. Karasik

Michigan Journal of International Law

How should Middle East nations structure their future economic relationships to secure their peaceful reconciliation while simultaneously fulfilling their WTO obligations? This note suggests two solutions to this quandary. First, the newly emerging bloc of peace-declaring nations in the Middle East should consider establishing a regional free trade area. However, instead of reducing the tariffs of "substantially all" of the region's products as would normally be required by Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 9-the authoritative provision regulating free trade areas-this note argues that a Middle East free trade area should reduce trade barriers only …


Trade Policy Harmonization: Too Much Of A Good Thing?, Alexander W. Sierck Jan 1997

Trade Policy Harmonization: Too Much Of A Good Thing?, Alexander W. Sierck

Michigan Journal of International Law

Review of Fair Trade and Harmonization: Prerequisites for Free Trade? by Jagdish N. Bhagwati & Robert E. Hudec