Vietnam's experience in developing international trade lawyers following five years of World Trade Organization accession

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Abstract

(Research shows the development of institutional and legal capacity is important in managing World Trade Organization (WTO) participation. Vietnam, an emerging economic power in Asia, is expected to face increasing legal challenges in theWTO dispute settlement forum.This article examines Vietnam s experience in developing its legal capacity and critically assesses Vietnam s capacity to develop indigenous legal capacity in WTO law. A conclusion is formed that building capacity is technically and politically difficult for small nations like Vietnam. On the basis of the research conducted, this article is able to recommend three measures and strategies the government could employ to strengthen its legal capacity).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675 - 705
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of World Trade
Volume47
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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