The multilateral trade agreements in the Annexes to the Agreement Establishing
the World Trade Organization provide a comprehensive structure for international
trade. Why would trading partners in different countries feel the need to
go outside this framework in order to set up preferential trade arrangements?
This book considers the structure of the World Trade Organization’s agreements
and the types of preferential trade arrangements, and deliberates the value of the
latter in the light of the operation of the former.
Preferential Trade Agreements and International Law offers a comprehensive
examination of preferential trade agreements and considers the features of specific
regional and bilateral trade agreements without drawing upon systematic
features and trends. It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will
be of value to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students interested in
international trade and economic law.