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GATT/WTO Accessions and Energy Security

  • Sajal Mathur
  • Preeti Mann
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Abstract

With the recent WTO entry of a number of energy majors and transit economies, energy issues are increasingly being discussed and negotiated in WTO membership packages. The accession negotiations are therefore proving to be an interesting testing ground for rule making on the energy sector from different and often competing perspectives. This chapter examines the GATT/WTO membership packages and protocol commitments of the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Oman, Venezuela, and Ukraine, and delves on the extent to which the commitments of recently acceded members can serve as a precedent and a basis to guide future discussions on energy security at the WTO.

Keywords

Saudi Arabia Energy Sector Working Party Energy Security Export Restriction 
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© Centre for WTO Studies (CWS), IIFT, New Delhi 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sajal Mathur
    • 1
  • Preeti Mann
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign TradeNew DelhiIndia

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