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International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell, 5th edition
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  • Ralph H. Folsom
  • Michael Wallace Gordon
  • John A. Spanogle, Jr.
  • Michael P. Van Alstine, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
This guide on international trade and investment examines the legal rules governing international trade. Initial chapters deal with the legal and practical environment for multinational enterprises (MNEs) engaged in international trade and investment. The work then analyzes the principal international institutions involved in international trade: the World Trade Organization (WTO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF); the essential rules governing the regulation of international trade, including in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); the system for dispute resolution within the WTO under its Dispute Settlement Body (DSB); restrictions on, and other regulation of, imports, including tariff rates, customs classification and valuation, and rules of origin; trade remedy responses to import competition; U.S. export controls; regional free trade agreements and customs unions; the governance structure and essential principles of the European Union; and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and free trade in the Americas.
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  • investment,
  • WTO,
  • IMF,
  • NAFTA,
  • GATT
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Ralph H. Folsom, Michael Wallace Gordon, John A. Spanogle and Michael P. Van Alstine. International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell, 5th edition. (2012)
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