[Journal:] Manchester Journal of International Economic Law [ISSN:] 1742-3945 [Volume:] 15 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 167-189
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.
International economic law Trade agreements Dispute settlement WTO NAFTA Arab countries