Canada at the WTO: Trade Litigation and the Future of Public Policy
Canada at the WTO is the first book devoted to exploring the relationship between the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement process and Canada's political economy. Early chapters address myths and facts about the WTO, introduce readers to Canada's role in the global economy, and explain Canada's objectives in being part of the WTO's dispute settlement process. Froese proceeds by examining the realities of these goals through five dispute settlement case studies: softwood lumber, the Canadian Wheat Board, Bombardier regional jets, split-run magazines, and Canadian pharmaceutical patents. What emerges is a clear picture of how resolutions made at the international level affect Canadian politics, industries, and employment and, conversely, how international governance can be used to protect national policies.
Complete with 16 tables and an easy-to-reference appendix explaining the dispute settlement process, Canada at the WTO presents both critical and liberal traditions, offering an edifying investigation of Canada's economy and foreign relations, as well as an overarching discussion of the WTO's practices and effectiveness.
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- Page Count: 183 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
ReviewsCanada at the WTO is an important contribution in an area that is top of mind when it comes to Canadian foreign policy.
Embassy Top 20 Reads
A clear, concise, and compelling account of Canada's role in the governance of international trade.
Stephen McBride, Centre for Global Political Economy, Simon Fraser University
In this deeply analytical and balanced book, Marc Froese brilliantly addresses Canada's relationship to the multilateral trading system. He offers sophisticated, original, and engaging insights on recent trade disputes and trade-related public policy issues that could inform Canada's future involvement with the WTO. Drawing together international political economy, institutional economics, trade policy, and trade law, Froese breaks new ground. His book reminds us why questions about the fairness, equity, and democratic legitimacy of international trade governance remain relevant.
Adam Sneyd, University of Guelph
Author InformationMarc D. Froese is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta.
Table of contents
Introduction: Why Does the WTO Matter?
1. Myths and Facts about the World Trade Organization
2. Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: The Case of Softwood Lumber
3. State Trading Enterprises: The Case of the Canadian Wheat Board
4. Export Subsidies: The Case of Bombardier Regional Jets
5. Intellectual Property, National Treatment, and Trade in Cultural Goods:
The Case of Split-Run Magazines
6. Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement: The Case of Canadian Patents
7. Trade Litigation and the Future of Public Policy
Appendix: How Does Dispute Settlement Work?
References and Recommended Reading
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