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Introduction: The Developing Country Experience in WTO Dispute Settlement

DISPUTE SETTLEMENT AT THE WTO: THE DEVELOPING COUNTRY EXPERIENCE, Gregory Shaffer and Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2010

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-03

16 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2011 Last revised: 4 Feb 2014

David Evans

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Gregory Shaffer

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Date Written: January 19, 2011

Abstract

This paper is the introduction to the book Dispute Settlement at the WTO: The Developing Country Experience, edited by Gregory Shaffer and Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz (Cambridge University Press, 2010). The paper examines dispute settlement at the World Trade Organization from a developing country perspective. It builds from nine case studies of countries in Africa, Asia, and South America to provide a bottom-up assessment of the challenges, experiences and strategies of developing countries within the WTO. The paper includes charts that break down developing country participation by region. It highlights the findings of the nine case studies.

Keywords: developing countries, wto dispute settlement, international trade law

JEL Classification: F02, F10

Suggested Citation

Evans, David and Shaffer, Gregory, Introduction: The Developing Country Experience in WTO Dispute Settlement (January 19, 2011). DISPUTE SETTLEMENT AT THE WTO: THE DEVELOPING COUNTRY EXPERIENCE, Gregory Shaffer and Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2010; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743727

David Evans

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade ( email )

195 Lambton Quay
Private Bag 18 901
Wellington, 5045
New Zealand

Gregory C. Shaffer (Contact Author)

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

401 E. Peltason Dr.
Ste. 1000
Irvine, CA 92612
United States

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