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Part III Settlement of Disputes, Ch.12 Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, and Interpretation

Isabelle Van Damme

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

Edited By: Daniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld, Isabelle Van Damme

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 12 May 2021

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Tariffs — Development — NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)
The jurisdiction, applicable law, and interpretive practices of the WTO dispute settlement system define its power within the WTO institutional structure and its influence on other international courts and tribunals. The question of the applicable law only arises once jurisdiction has been established; the question of interpretation only arises once the applicable law is identified. Identifying the applicable law, however, might also necessitate some interpretation. The distinction between finding the applicable law and interpreting that law is less clearly...
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