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How to Define ‘Public Morals’ in WTO Law? A Critique of the Brazil – Taxation and Charges Panel Report

The Brazil Taxation and Charges panel report has rekindled a long-standing debate over the scope and meaning of the public morals exception in the GATT/WTO legal system. This article offers two criticisms of the panel report. First, the report has set an exceedingly low threshold for the identification of public morals. Second, the Panel s hands-off approach is likely to trigger a slippery slope risk of what sorts of objectives could be properly called public morals .

  • Content Type Journal Article
  • Part of Volume 13, Issue 2
  • Authors
    • Ming Du, University of Surrey School of Law, UK
  • Journal Global Trade and Customs Journal
  • Online ISSN 1569-755X
  • Print ISSN 1569-755X

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