Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/206283
Authors: 
Malkawi, Bashar H.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] Manchester Journal of International Economic Law [ISSN:] 1742-3945 [Volume:] 15 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 167-189
Abstract: 
The following discussion analyzes the dispute settlement mechanism provided for by the US-JO FTA. The article begins in section II with a brief introduction on the functioning of FTAs. Section III highlights the importance of including dispute resolution provisions in FTAs. Section IV analyzes the controlling procedure with respect to disputes includes: the Joint Committee of the FTA; standard of review; establishment and composition of panels; application and range of resolutions for disputes; panel report; transparency; forum shopping; the effect of rulings or recommendations; and implementation issues. Section V discusses the special dispute settlement rules for labor and environmental disputes. Section VI assesses the use of dispute resolution mechanism under the US-JO FTA. The article concludes by proposing improvements to the US-JO FTA dispute resolution mechanism and additions to its existing provisions.
Subjects: 
International economic law
Trade agreements
Dispute settlement
WTO
NAFTA
Arab countries
JEL: 
F10
F19
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Accepted Manuscript (Postprint)

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