China - Publications and Audiovisual Products

13 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2009 Last revised: 12 Jan 2010

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Tania Voon

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: September 10, 2009

Abstract

This short note summarises and analyses the World Trade Organization (‘WTO’) Panel Report in the United States complaint against China in China - Measures Affecting Trading Rights and Distribution Services for Certain Publications and Audiovisual Entertainment Products (circulated 12 August 2009). It discusses the implications of the case for the meaning of ‘trading rights’ in China’s Protocol of Accession to the WTO, the ‘public morals’ exception in Article XX(a) of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994,the interpretation of WTO Members’ commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services, and the distinction between goods and services in WTO law.

Keywords: China, WTO, audiovisuals, trading rights

JEL Classification: K20, K33

Suggested Citation

Voon, Tania, China - Publications and Audiovisual Products (September 10, 2009). Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1456542; American Journal of International Law, Vol. 104, No. 4, 2009; U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 427; Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1456542. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1456542

Tania Voon (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

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185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

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