Title
Boomerangs over Lac Léman : transnational lobbying and foreign venue shopping in WTO dispute settlement Boomerangs over Lac Léman : transnational lobbying and foreign venue shopping in WTO dispute settlement
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Cambridge ,
Subject
Politics
Economics
Law
Source (journal)
World trade review / World Trade Organization. - Cambridge, 2002, currens
Volume/pages
14(2015) :3 , p. 507-530
ISSN
1474-7456
ISI
000361570500005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In this article, we explore the conditions under which firms engage in transnational lobbying and foreign venue shopping in the framework of WTO dispute settlement. Classical World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement cases mostly originate in domestic firms instigating their public authorities to bring a complaint against foreign trade barriers incompatible with WTO law. In recent years, however, we have witnessed the rise of WTO cases in which firms get a foreign government to file a case against its own authorities. By analysing transnational lobbying by EU firms in the WTO footwear case filed by China against the EU, and by US firms in the WTO gambling case Antigua brought against the US, we highlight the increasing resemblance between trade disputes and investment disputes.
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