Article XIV bis GATS: Security Exceptions
Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Tilburg Law School
University of Bern - Institute of European and International Economic Law
October 7, 2008
MAX PLANCK COMMENTARIES ON WORLD TRADE LAW, WTO - TRADE IN SERVICES, Rüdiger Wolfrum, Peter-Tobias Stoll, Clemens Feinäugle, eds., Vol. 6, pp. 329-348, Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008
This commentary on the security exception provision embedded in the GATS pioneers in that it discusses issues of national security relating to trade in services in a dynamic manner taking into account current threats and contentious issues relating to WTO Members' essential security interests. Case-law is critically discussed to identify judicial interpretations that may be valid under the GATS.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: WTO, GATS, trade in services, national security, essential security interests, notification
Date posted: October 7, 2008 ; Last revised: October 24, 2010
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