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James Mathis

University of Amsterdam

WTO Legal Framework for PTAs (01/03/2018 - 02/03/2018)


Dr. James H. Mathis

Affiliations: Department of International Law, Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam

James Mathis is an associate professor in the Department of International Law and research fellow in the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), University of Amsterdam.  His research interests include international trade law and the WTO, domestic regulation issues in regional trade agreements, transatlantic trade issues, and regional / international competition policies. James is the managing editor of Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Kluwer Law International), serves on the advisory board for the Trade Law Centre of Southern Africa (TRALAC), and is an occasional advisor on trade and competition issues for UNCTAD in Geneva.

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Selected publications

- Regional Trade Agreements in the GATT/WTO: Article XXIV and the Internal Trade Requirement, TMC Asser Press, Den Hague, 2002.

-  “Regulatory Regionalism in the WTO - Are ‘Deep Integration’ Processes Compatible with the Multilateral Trading System?”, in S. Lester, B. Mercurio, L. Bartels (eds), Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 142-168.

- "Substantive components of an ASEAN trade agreement from an external perspective", in P.J. Kuijper, J. Mathis and N. Morris, From Treaty-making to Treaty-breaking: Models for ASEAN External Trade Agreements, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

- "Addressing Transatlantic Regulatory Barriers: Can the US and the EU Create an Effective Equivalency Instrument?" A Transatlantic Community of Law: Legal Perspectives on the Relationship between the EU and US legal orders (Cambridge University Press, 2014) (with Deirdre Curtin) (eds.)


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