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Exempting and Justifying Covid-19 Related Export Restrictions Under WTO Law

Exempting and Justifying Covid-19 Related Export Restrictions Under WTO Law <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;AdvOTecfccdcf_I&quot;,sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:AdvOTecfccdcf_I">WTOMembers have adopted various trade-related measures under their domestic lawsin response to the outbreak of Covid-19. The article discusses ways to exemptor justify quantitative export restrictions or bans which are in principleprohibited by Article XI:1 GATT.To this end, it sheds a light on the differentscopes and requirements of Article XI:2 (a), Article XX (b) and ( j) GATT, as wellas of Article XXI (b) (iii) GATT. The article finds that the GATT provides asolid legal framework for both the exemption and justification for Covid-19related trade measures; additionally, it raises the question of whether ArticleXXI (b) (iii) GATT likewise provides an appropriate legal basis to justifyCovid-19 related trade restrictions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Legal Issues of Economic Integration Kluwer Law International

Exempting and Justifying Covid-19 Related Export Restrictions Under WTO Law

Legal Issues of Economic Integration , Volume 48 (2): 22 – May 1, 2021

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;AdvOTecfccdcf_I&quot;,sans-serif;mso-bidi-font-family:AdvOTecfccdcf_I">WTOMembers have adopted various trade-related measures under their domestic lawsin response to the outbreak of Covid-19. The article discusses ways to exemptor justify quantitative export restrictions or bans which are in principleprohibited by Article XI:1 GATT.To this end, it sheds a light on the differentscopes and requirements of Article XI:2 (a), Article XX (b) and ( j) GATT, as wellas of Article XXI (b) (iii) GATT. The article finds that the GATT provides asolid legal framework for both the exemption and justification for Covid-19related trade measures; additionally, it raises the question of whether ArticleXXI (b) (iii) GATT likewise provides an appropriate legal basis to justifyCovid-19 related trade restrictions.

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Legal Issues of Economic IntegrationKluwer Law International

Published: May 1, 2021

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