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Lodging the Sustainable Development Goals in the International Trade Regime: From Trade Rhetoric to Trade Plethoric
Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law (2016)
  • Nasser A Alreshaid, American University Washington College of Law
Abstract
While the international community is stimulated by the new sustainable development goals’ impetus, the global trade regime lives through its 40’s mid-life crisis and anticipates what it does not know. Views of the multilateral trading system being stalled by a proliferation of other preferential trade agreements, signal a deep inquiry into this policy trend. What this paper intends to highlight though, is that if lessons are drawn from the new sustainable development goals, these global trade challenges could be mere air turbulence. By introducing the needs of states and their constituents through these goals, an inclusive and more representative international trade regime could be achieved. This idea poses a challenge of how soft and hard norms, or formal and informal rules, may have to interact within a cooperative diversified manner.
Keywords
  • Sustainable Development Goals,
  • international trade,
  • WTO,
  • preferential trade agreements,
  • hard law,
  • soft law
Publication Date
Spring June 1, 2016
DOI
http://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1469&context=jesl
Citation Information
Nasser A Alreshaid. "Lodging the Sustainable Development Goals in the International Trade Regime: From Trade Rhetoric to Trade Plethoric" Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law Vol. 22 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 174 - 209
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nasser_alreshaid/2/