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Regulatory Autonomy in International Economic Law

The Evolution of Australian Policy on Trade and Investment

Andrew D. Mitchell, Elizabeth Sheargold and Tania Voon

Regulatory Autonomy in International Economic Law provides the first extensive legal analysis of Australia’s trade and investment treaties in the context of their impact on national regulatory autonomy. This thought-provoking study offers compelling lessons for not only Australia but also countries around the globe in relation to pressing current problems, including the uncertain future of the World Trade Organization and widespread concerns about the legitimacy of investor–State dispute settlement.
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The Evolution of Australian Policy on Trade and Investment

Andrew D. Mitchell, Elizabeth Sheargold and Tania Voon

1.1   Australia’s ‘First Generation’ BITs and PTAs in Order of Signature

1.2   Australia’s ‘Second Generation’ BITs and PTAs in Order of Signature

1.3   Australia’s ‘Third Generation’ BITs and PTAs in Order of Signature

2.1   Selected Copyright Provisions in the WTO and Australia’s PTAs

2.2   Selected Patent Obligations in the WTO and Australia’s PTAs

3.1   Non-Discrimination, Market Access and Local Presence in Australia’s PTAs

3.2   Domestic Regulation Requirements in Australia’s PTAs

3.3   Australia’s MFN Obligations under the ANZCERTA Services Protocol

3.4   Key Areas of Non-Conformity in Australia’s Positive List PTAs

4.1   MFN in Australia’s Current BITs

4.2   MFN in Australia’s Current PTAs

4.3   Expropriation in Australia’s PTAs

4.4   General Exceptions Applicable to the Investment Chapter in Australia’s PTAs

5.1   ISDS in Australia’s Current BITs

5.2   ISDS in Australia’s PTAs

5.3   ISDS Reform in Australia’s PTAs Containing an ISDS Mechanism

6.1   Exceptions for Exhaustible Natural Resources in Australia’s PTAs—Trade in Goods Chapters

6.2   Exceptions for Exhaustible Natural Resources in Australia’s PTAs—Investment Chapters