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The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law edited by Bethlehem, Daniel; McRae, Donald; Neufeld, Rodney; Van Damme, Isabelle (8th January 2009)

Part IV Trade and … The New Agenda and Linkage Issues, Ch.23 Trade And Competition Policy

Mitsuo Matsushita

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, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 09 December 2019

Subject(s):
Most-favoured-nation treatment (MFN) — Anti-dumping
Although the WTO contains diverse principles, the basic tone of the WTO is one of free trade and the market principle in international trade. It is based on the conviction that trade unfettered by government restrictions in trade and investment contributes to the maximization of economic welfare of trading nations. For this purpose, the WTO and the GATT 1947, its predecessor, have engaged in trade negotiations with the purport of reducing and eliminating tariffs and trade barriers. Another important cornerstone of the WTO is non-discrimination, for example,...
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