International Economic Law

Martin Dixon, Robert McCorquodale and Sarah Williams

in Cases & Materials on International Law

Sixth edition

Published on behalf of © Martin Dixon, Robert McCorquodale, and Sarah Williams 2017

Published in print September 2016 | ISBN: 9780198727644
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191793714 | DOI:
International Economic Law

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This chapter begins by defining international economic law. It then discusses the main international economic institutions: the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It goes on to elaborate on the key principles of international trade law: tariffication, binding tariffs, most favoured nation treatment and the national treatment obligation and discusses exceptions to these principles, anti-dumping and subsidies, regional trade arrangements, and developing States and dispute settlement within the WTO. The chapter also discusses the key principles of international investment law (including foreign direct investment, protection standards, expropriation and dispute settlement); the international financial architecture; and international economic law and State sovereignty.

Keywords: international law; economic policy; economic institutions; international trade law; international investment law; international finance; state sovereignty

Chapter.  32275 words. 

Subjects: International Law

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