Dealing with PTAs in the WTO : falling through the cracks between 'judicialization' and 'legalization'
Title: Dealing with PTAs in the WTO : falling through the cracks between 'judicialization' and 'legalization'
Author: MAVROIDIS, Petros C.
Citation: World trade review, 2015, Vol. 14, No. S1, pp. S107-S121
ISSN: 1474-7456; 1475-3138
Preferential trade agreements (PTAs) have to be consistent with the WTO. Their monitoring at the multilateral level has failed so far for various reasons. The question arises what to do? Completion of the contract (‘legalization’) has failed repeatedly, and, in light of vested interests and incentives, there is no reason to believe it can succeed now. Judicialization can be discarded as well, since the incentives to enforce the WTO contract in this respect are lacking. The good arguments thus lie in favour of building bridges between the WTO and PTAs, and the weaker arguments with an effort to enhance enforcement against PTAs through either judicialization or legalization of the monitoring process.
Published online: 03 July 2015
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