Article XIV bis GATS: Security Exceptions

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

15 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2008 Last revised: 24 Oct 2010

Panagiotis Delimatsis

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Tilburg Law School

Thomas Cottier

University of Bern - Institute of European and International Economic Law

Date Written: October 7, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: WTO, GATS, trade in services, national security, essential security interests, notification

Suggested Citation

Delimatsis, Panagiotis and Cottier, Thomas, Article XIV bis GATS: Security Exceptions (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1280218

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Thomas Cottier

University of Bern - Institute of European and International Economic Law ( email )

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