Part III World Trade Law and Regional Trade Agreements, XXI WTO Law in Broader Perspective: The Interplay with Other Regimes of International Law
- Development — International trade — Natural resources — General principles of international law
The WTO law does not stand separated from other rules and principles of public international law. There are many linkages to other rules of customary law and to international treaties. Sometimes, WTO agreements explicitly refer to obligations or standards established in context with other regimes. Thus, the security exception of Article XXI(c) of the GATT is linked to obligations under Articles 25 and 48 of the UN Charter. Under Articles 2.2, 3.1, and 3.2 of the SPS Agreement, the guidelines of international expert bodies like the Codex Alimentarius Commission...