National treatment of trade regulation as interpreted by the Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO

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Author: Anait Smbatyan

Keywords: less favorable treatment; like product; national treatment; World Trade Organization; WTO Dispute Settlement Body


The national treatment is a cornerstone of WTO system together with the most favored nation treatment. When goods are alike, when treatment is less favorable for imported goods, what are the characteristics of adverse impact on trade, how the violation of national treatment should be demonstrated – answers to all these questions we find in WTO dispute settlement practice.