- MIT Press
The Regulation of International Trade, Volume 3: The General Agreement on Trade in Services
- Petros C Mavroidis
- MIT Press
- 9.1 X 7.1 X 1.7 inches
- 2.9 pounds
- Law > Commercial - International Trade
The previous two volumes in The Regulation of International Trade analyzed the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the first successful agreement to generate multilateral trade liberalization, and the World Trade Organization (WTO), for which the GATT laid the groundwork. In this third volume, Petros Mavroidis turns to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), a WTO treaty that took effect in 1995, and offers a comprehensive analysis that considers the historical context of the GATS, the national preferences that shaped it, and a path to a GATS 2.0.
Mavroidis examines the GATS through its negotiating record, considering whether the GATS as it is can appropriately address the concerns of the world trading community. The GATS deals exclusively with non-tariff barriers (NTBs)--precisely the instrument that the WTO has not managed to tame--and one of some significance in light of the digital revolution, which has enlarged the scope of cross-border transactions in which neither supplier nor consumer needs to travel for a service to be consumed. Mavroidis argues that the GATS has brought about a platform to liberalize services, and has locked in some pre-GATS liberalization. What is missing, he contends, is a GATS-Think that would generate liberalization from now on.
Petros C. Mavroidis joined the faculty in 2003. He served as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) legal affairs division from 1992 to 1995 and has been a legal adviser to the WTO since 1996. He was the chief co-rapporteur for the American Law Institute study “Principles of International Trade: The WTO” (2013).
Mavroidis has written 10 books and scores of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His book, The Regulation of International Trade, won the 2017 Certificate of Merit in International Law for a distinguished contribution to the field from the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. The two-volume tome is a meticulous exploration of WTO agreements regulating trade in goods. The third volume of the series dealing with Trade in Services will be published by MIT Press during summer 2020.
At Columbia Law, Mavroidis is a member of the Center on Global Governance and serves on the boards of advisers for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and the Columbia Journal of European Law.
Among his many affiliations, Mavroidis is a member of the American Law Institute, American Arbitration Association, and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law.
Dr Iuris, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1992
LL.M., University of California at Berkeley, 1986
Master’s degree, L’Institut d’Études Européennes, U.L.B, Brussels, 1983
Ptihion (LL.B) in Law, University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Law and Economic Science, 1982
Source: Columbia Law School
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