Global Trade and Customs Journal

The Political Arithmetic of Borders: Towards an Enlightened Form of Criticism

This paper addresses the use of data and numbers in border management and proposes a criticism of the criticism against what is commonly named the datafication of borders. The paper aims to show that the so-called datafication applied to co...Read More

Use of the Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the WTO by Developing Countries in the Context of Food Safety

Food safety issues are becoming increasingly important in international trade, especially for developing countries that rely on exports. The Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) serves as an important for...Read More

A ‘MES’ to be adjusted: past and future treatment of Chinese imports in EU anti-dumping investigations

For decades, European Union (EU) anti-dumping laws have provided that the normal value of imports from China had to be based on prices and costs of a third country, the so-called analogue country methodology. WTO law considerations led the ...Read More

India’s Experience with the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing

Trade in textiles was long regulated outside the rules of multilateral trade leading to advantages for some and disadvantages for others. The Uruguay Round (UR) recognized the need for coverage of the textiles sector by the rules of multila...Read More

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 r...Read More

The Paradox of the Nairobi Ministerial Decision on Export Competition: Lessons for the Future

The Nairobi Ministerial Decision on Export Competition was lauded as WTO ’ s most significant outcome on agriculture negotiations. However, despite the Decision ’ s requirement that WTO developed country Members immediately eliminate their ...Read More

Bilateralism and Unilateralism: The Future of International Trade Relations?

The most recent developments in international trade relations are characterized by a marked increase in free trade agreements – in particular bilateral agreements – whereas the development of the World Trade System, on the other hand, is in...Read More

Overview of the Korean Classification Regime and Notable Matters (Part I)

Classification refers to identification of the classification code of a certain imported/exported good in accordance with standards and system of harmonized system. Classification is used as a standard in determining the tariff rate/exempti...Read More

A Series of Sales: Determining the Customs Value Under the Union Customs Code

New customs legislation – the Union Customs Code – became applicable in the EU on 1 May 2016. These new regulations seem to abolish the use of the ‘ first sale for export ’ rule for determining the customs value and introduce the ‘ last sal...Read More

Prior Judicial Involvement in Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Lessons from the Court’s Rhetoric in Opinion 2/15

The Court of Justice of the European Union has long protected the integrity of the Union legal order from external impact of judicial and normcreating processes. Initially concerned with the harmonious interpretation and application of Unio...Read More

Towards a Sustainable World Trade Law? The Commercial Policy of the European Union After Opinion 2/15 CJEU

Opinion 2/15 provides an undisputable exclusive competence to the EU for the inclusion of labour and environmental standards in EU Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). However, most of the possible policies to include sustainable development in wo...Read More

Guest Editor’s Introduction: Opinion 2/15 of the Court of Justice on the EU–Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Content Type Journal Article Part of Volume 13, Issue 1 Authors Nicolaj Kuplewatzky, Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission. Journal Global Trade and Customs Journal Online ISSN 1569-755X Print ISSN 1569-755X Publication: Gl...Read More