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Terence Stewart

This book takes a look at the first two years of China’s membership in the WTO and attempts to assess the level of China’s WTO compliance achieved to date and the problems that remain ahead.

In particular, the book examines:
- China's modification to its laws and regulations, China's participation in WTO committee work, and technical assistance programs available to China from the WTO, the US and other member nations;
- How effectively the WTO’s first and second Transitional Review Mechanisms have operated;
- The US-China bilateral relationship and structures in place for discussion of US-China trade issues and major WTO compliance issues;
-The monitoring of China’s WTO compliance by the US government and private sector groups, as well as a survey of the important compliance issues that arose in the first two years of China’s WTO membership;
- The use made by the US of transitional rights outlined in China’s accession agreement, in particular, the textile and product-specific safeguards, and the non-market economy methodology used in antidumping proceedings concerning products from China.



Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Terence Stewart, Amy Dwyer, Patrick McDonough, Marla Prado and Amy Karpel

This study looks at how the WTO’s existing rules, such as antidumping, antisubsidy and safeguard rules, have aided trade expansion and how certain issues, such as exchange rate disequilibrium, if left unexamined, are likely to create future trade problems and reduce trade opportunities.



Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Terence Stewart

In a significant move to further the purpose of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a decision was reached at the Ministerial meeting in Doha, Qatar, to launch a new round of trade negotiations.
Coming more than seven years after the Uruguay Round, the new round with a much heavier emphasis on issues of interest to developing nations and will include various modifications to existing WTO agreements in the name of addressing "implementation" issues.

The launch of the new round is heralded by many as significant considering the current state of world affairs and the WTO’s need to establish credibility after the Seattle debacle. This volume identifies the major elements of the upcoming negotiations and reviews the major decisions taken in Doha.

Extensive appendices provide primary source documentation of Ministerial Declarations and Implementation Decisions.



Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Alan Schenk and Oliver Oldman

This comparative examination of Value Added Taxes worldwide covers both theory and practice and is intended for an audience of students, teachers, researchers, government officials, and practitioners. The authors are American law professors, both teachers of courses on VAT and long time members of the ABA's Committee on Value Added Tax (recently the Committee on Alternative Tax Systems).

The book begins with an extensive survey of VAT principles as enunciated during the second half of the twentieth century in official reports and by economists and other tax authorities. Included are basic statistical data and an appendix delineating the global spread of the tax together with rates in the year 2000. Thereafter, the authors present the legal concepts and definitions displayed in VAT laws and elaborated by the courts of Europe and New Zealand. Comparison is made from time to time with American experience with state retail sales taxes. Application of VATs to particular activities is examined in separate chapters devoted to banking, insurance, real estate, and nonprofit organizations. Particular attention is paid to cross-border situations whether international, within the European Union and other country groupings, or within federal countries. The special problems of telecommunications, transportation and E-commerce are covered together in one chapter.

A feature of the book of particular use to practitioners as well as students and scholars is an appendix of more than 100 pages, which sets forth the consolidated text of the European Union's famous Sixth Directive. It serves as the governing statutory document for the VATs in EU member countries and is the subject of interpretation and application in many of the litigated cases included or referred to in the book.



Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Alan Schenk and Oliver Oldman

This comparative examination of Value Added Taxes worldwide covers both theory and practice and is intended for an audience of students, teachers, researchers, government officials, and practitioners. The authors are American law professors, both teachers of courses on VAT and long time members of the ABA's Committee on Value Added Tax (recently the Committee on Alternative Tax Systems).

The book begins with an extensive survey of VAT principles as enunciated during the second half of the twentieth century in official reports and by economists and other tax authorities. Included are basic statistical data and an appendix delineating the global spread of the tax together with rates in the year 2000. Thereafter, the authors present the legal concepts and definitions displayed in VAT laws and elaborated by the courts of Europe and New Zealand. Comparison is made from time to time with American experience with state retail sales taxes. Application of VATs to particular activities is examined in separate chapters devoted to banking, insurance, real estate, and nonprofit organizations. Particular attention is paid to cross-border situations whether international, within the European Union and other country groupings, or within federal countries. The special problems of telecommunications, transportation and E-commerce are covered together in one chapter.

A feature of the book of particular use to practitioners as well as students and scholars is an appendix of more than 100 pages, which sets forth the consolidated text of the European Union's famous Sixth Directive. It serves as the governing statutory document for the VATs in EU member countries and is the subject of interpretation and application in many of the litigated cases included or referred to in the book.


Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Leon Trakman

Dispute Settlement Under the NAFTA is a well-organized road map for finding and understanding the NAFTA provisions relating to resolution of disputes likely to arise in the context of the treaty.



Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.