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dc.contributor.authorGNUTZMANN-MKRTCHYAN, Arevik
dc.contributor.authorLESTER, Simon
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-18T08:29:15Z
dc.date.available2016-10-18T08:29:15Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/43704
dc.description.abstractThe Panel Report in Ukraine - Passenger Cars provides an opportunity to revisit an old debate over the role of safeguard measures in the WTO. With regard to the legal findings, the panel followed the established jurisprudence in this area, and found a number of violations of the Safeguards Agreement. With regard to the economics, we delve more deeply into the economic and political background of the safeguards investigation. Ukraine was hit by the economic crisis shortly after its WTO accession that significantly liberalized import tariffs on passenger cars. Next, we offer a de novo look at the injury and causation issues in this case, and discuss the challenges of an industry reliant on offshored production that sees a safeguard as a mechanism to attract FDI for production. We conclude with an assessment of the operation of the WTO's safeguards regime, along with some tentative suggestions for reform. Overall, our examination of the economic analysis by the investigating authority and the legal review by the WTO panel raises questions about particular aspects of the domestic and WTO processes, but concludes that the system worked well in this case.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2016/52en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Governance Programme-235en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Economicsen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.subjectSafeguardsen
dc.subjectWTO disputesen
dc.subjectTrade remediesen
dc.subjectTrade protectionen
dc.subjectUkraineen
dc.subject.otherTrade, investment and international cooperation
dc.titleDoes safeguards need saving? : lessons from the Ukraine - Passenger Cars disputeen
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