International Economic Law as a Possible Limit to the Implementation of Unbundling and Unbundling-Related Measures: WTO Law

  • Tilman Michael Dralle
Part of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law book series (EUROYEAR, volume 5)


The law of the World Trade Organization establishes a multilateral framework of principles and rules for the cross-border trade in energy goods and energy services. The WTO framework does not provide any disciplines specifically designed to apply to the energy sector; its rules are general in nature and apply to trade in energy in the same way as they apply to trade in all other goods and services. Thus, all governmental measures which regulate cross-border energy trade must comply with WTO rules on market access, non-discrimination, and domestic regulation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tilman Michael Dralle
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  1. 1.HeidelbergGermany

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