Consultation within WTO Dispute Settlement: A Chinese Perspective

A Chinese Perspective

by Qi Zhang (Author)
Thesis XVIII, 326 Pages


This book provides a comprehensive study of consultation procedures within the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization. It offers in-depth analysis of diplomatic practices relating to what has been a poorly explored and researched part of the Dispute Settlement Understanding. Findings are supported by interviews with representatives of several Member States. The author analyses its relationship to panel proceedings and uses comparative studies with other parts of international law. The study particularly focuses on a Chinese perspective which has placed strong emphasis upon consultation and negotiated settlements. With its theoretical and practical insights, the book will be of equal use to scholars, diplomats and government officials alike.


XVIII, 326
ISBN (Softcover)
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. XVIII, 326 pp.

Biographical notes

Qi Zhang (Author)

The Author: Qi Zhang obtained a bachelor of law at Fudan University, Shanghai, China and a LL.M. at the University of Sheffield. She was a researcher at the World Trade Institute in Berne and obtained her doctoral degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Berne, Switzerland in 2004. The author has practical work experience in UNCTAD and the trade division of a large state owned company in Shanghai. Upon completing her dissertation, the author pursued further research as a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany.


Title: Consultation within WTO Dispute Settlement: A Chinese Perspective