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Consultation within WTO Dispute Settlement: A Chinese Perspective

A Chinese Perspective


Qi Zhang

Contents: Overview of Dispute Settlement in International Law – Controversial Legal Nature of Consultations and Negotiations – Two Concepts – Use of Consultations in International Law – A Duty to Consult – Good Faith in Consultations – Case Studies of Consultations in International Law – The WTO as an International Organisation – DSM within the GATT/WTO – General Assessment of the Role of Consultation in the GATT – Present Practice of the Delegations – Overview of the Consultation Stage of the DSU – Assessment of Consultations in the GATT/WTO – Linkage between the Panel and Consultation Stages.