The Overlap between GATT and GATS: A Methodological Maze

    Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung


    This article examines an issue of systemic and economic importance in World Trade Organization
    (WTO) law, namely, the fact that the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and General
    Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) agreements overlap to some extent, possibly giving rise
    to unexpected obligations and even conflicts of norms. The purpose of the article is twofold: it first
    analyzes the – very few – positions that have so far been taken on this issue, arguing that they have
    tended to deal with singular aspects of a problem that actually has a considerable number of facets.
    It then explains these different layers of the problem and sets out a more comprehensive doctrinal
    approach to these issues.
    Seiten (von - bis)215 - 238
    FachzeitschriftLegal Issues of Economic Integration
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Aug. 2009

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