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Makane Mbengue on the Principle of Non-Discrimination in International Trade Law
30 Jun 2011 -  Mr. Makane Möise Mbengue, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Geneva University Law School

"The Principle of Non-Discrimination in International Trade Law (GATT perspective)"
Non-discrimination is a key concept in WTO law, not to say is both central and essential to assuring the success of the multilateral trading system. The principle of non-discrimination rests on two pillars: the most-favored nation (MFN) treatment obligation and the national treatment obligation. The principle of non-discrimination is so fundamental for the balance of rights and obligations within the WTO that it continues to induce legal effects even when subject to certain exceptions.