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Article 158(3) of the Hong Kong Basic Law and the Preliminary Reference Procedure of the European Union (2018)
Journal Article
Jiang, P., & Villalta Puig, G. (2018). Article 158(3) of the Hong Kong Basic Law and the Preliminary Reference Procedure of the European Union. Chicago journal of international law, 19(1), 1-29

This Article analyses the preliminary reference procedure under Article 158(3) of the Hong Kong Basic Law and its transplantation from Article 267 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Preliminary reference procedures require courts... Read More

Drivers and difficulties in the economic relationship between Australia and the European Union: from conflict to cooperation (2018)
Journal Article
Villalta Puig, G. (2018). Drivers and difficulties in the economic relationship between Australia and the European Union: from conflict to cooperation. Australian journal of international affairs : the journal of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, 72(3), 240-254. doi:10.1080/10357718.2018.1453479

Economic relations between Australia and the European Union (EU) have always been strong, but they have not always been easy. They have been difficult for Australia because it associated the EU with the loss of the UK preferential export market on it... Read More

Challenges and opportunities of the China – Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement (2017)
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Villalta Puig, G., & Yee, A. T. H. (2017). Challenges and opportunities of the China – Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement. Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, 40(1), 123-158

The free trade agreement between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (“the GCC”) currently under negotiation is due to become China’s first comprehensive trade and investment agreement with a supranational customs union. The article explores the c... Read More

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone investor-state dispute settlement : an uncertain experiment (2017)
Journal Article
Villalta Puig, G., & Tsam Tai, S. L. (2017). China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone investor-state dispute settlement : an uncertain experiment. Journal of World Investment and Trade, 18(4), 673-711. doi:10.1163/22119000-12340055

The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (PFTZ) is the first free trade zone of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It seeks to reform the national economy and open it up to foreign investment. This article argues that the suite of legal instrume... Read More

Preferential trade agreements and the World Trade Organization: developments to the dispute settlement understanding (2017)
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Hyams, A., & Villalta Puig, G. (2017). Preferential trade agreements and the World Trade Organization: developments to the dispute settlement understanding. Legal Issues of Economic Integration, 44(3), 237-264

On 21 March 2016, at the 9th Annual Update on World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement, former Chairman of the Special Session of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), Ambassador Ronald Saborío Soto, spoke on the Dispute Settlement Understandin... Read More

Free trade as a force of political stability? The case of mainland China and Hong Kong (2017)
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Villalta Puig, G., & Chan, V. (2017). Free trade as a force of political stability? The case of mainland China and Hong Kong. International Lawyer, 49(3), 299-323

Is free trade a force of political stability? This article argues that, while political stability could be a cause, it is not always a consequence of free trade. To test this argument, the article analyses the political causes and consequences of the... Read More

Nature and Enforceability of WTO-plus SPS and TBT Provisions in Canada's PTAs: From NAFTA to CETA (2015)
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Villalta Puig, G., & Dalke, E. D. (2016). Nature and Enforceability of WTO-plus SPS and TBT Provisions in Canada's PTAs: From NAFTA to CETA. World Trade Review, 15(1), 51-83. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1474745615000464

Safety standards can function as non-tariff barriers to trade. Canada is a large exporter of goods and so it has an interest in the regulation of safety standards, both at the multilateral level through its membership of the World Trade Organization... Read More