Reviews in Scholarly Journals
A masterful, systematic treatment of the subject.
Richard Janda, Journal of World Investment and Trade, 2004, vol 5.
"THE reference book on international rules on subsidies. Legal but readable."
Ron STEENBLIK, OECD-Trade Directorate
The analysis offered by Professor Benitah provides a lesson for the present Doha Round negotiations on subsidies
Matt Bushehri, Hong Kong Law Journal,Volume 35, Part 1, 2005
To my knowledge, Professor Benitah’s book is the first of its kind to try to provide a comprehensive methodology with which not just to understand what the law is, but also why it is the way it is. The innovative theory of “attenuation of entitlements” runs throughout this book as a kind of explanatory tool which helps the reader to make sense of substantive as well as procedural rules applicable to the subject of subsidies. By this, the author has succeeded in making his book a resource no one interested in the field of international economic law—whether as a student, a practitioner or academic—can afford to work without. It does not just provide a consistent and powerful analytical tool to understand the subject of subsidies; it also makes the reader think and appreciate how competing domestic and global political-economic interests interact in shaping the evolution of subsidies regulation so far and into the future.
Journal of World Trade, June 2002, Dr Melaku Geboye Desta, University of Dundee.
A profound scholarly text and a practical case book at the same time. …. A work of great value not only to the international trade lawyer… but also to the domestic lawyer and to all those who are involved in trade practices.
Wisconsin International Law Journal, Winter 2003, Dr Ruwantissa Abeyratne, International Trade Committee.
There is much that dazzles and surprises in this book….the disputes analyses contain many insightful and even ingenious moments.
World Trade Review, 2003, 2:1, Prof Sara Dillon, Suffolk University Law School.
Benitah’s book represents a significant contribution to the field of international trade law….Benitah offers a wealth of critical thought in his book.
Canadian Yearbook of International Law, 2003, Christopher Kent and Samer Musalllam, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Ottawa.
A goldmine of information…
Nordic Journal of International Law, 2003, vol 72, no 2, Prof Christina Moell , Lunds University.
The author’s characterization of the subsidies law as “attenuation of entitlement” is quite unique and impressive. It is also noticeable that the author makes a thorough examination of GATT/WTO cases to support his arguments…This book is surely a requirement for future study on the subsidy law…
Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, vol 17, 2003, Prof Yuka Fukunaga, University of Shizuoka.
…A groundbreaking work that will prove itself valuable to legal practitioners, trade officials and academics interested in international economic law.
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, December 2002, Mr Ming Oo.
Any library collection specializing in trade matters should include this fresh account of the world of subsidies, and its global impact in the GATT/WTO context. This well-conceived, technical but readable, and quite authoritative analysis of the law of subsidies will be an important adjunct to any academic course or law practice…
Newsletter UN21 Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, issue 25, June 2002.
This book is indeed a relevant material and a timely addition…. Easy reading and referencing.
International Company and Commercial Law Review (ICCLR), Sweet & Maxwell Publications, Issue 10, 2002, Chika B.Onwuekwe, University of Saskatchewan.
La obra que tengo el honor de presentar ocupa un espacio especialmente privilegiado en la literatura anglosajona sobre subvenciones en el comercio internacional, por su originalidad en el enfoque del análisis de la materia, por su tratamiento con rigor académico y por sus sugerencias en este ámbito.
Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales, No 5, 2002, Gustavo Luengo Hernandez de Madrid.
An important addition to the reading list of anyone interested not only in subsidy law in international trade but in the application of that subsidy law.
Cahiers d’Économie et Sociologie Rurales, 1e trimestre 2003, Lars Brink, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Professor Benitah’s book deeply renews the analysis of the law of subsidies in the multilateral commercial system.
Professor T. Flory, European Chair Jean Monnet, University of Paris XII
…a fascinating analysis of international economic law ... this book invites us to a renewed analysis of the role of the ‘judge’ in this painful period of globalization of the world economy
Revue Internationale de Droit Economique (1999/I), Prof Laurence Boy, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
One cannot deny the importance and the usefulness of this book.
Canadian Yearbook of International Law (1998), Me Joel Robichaud.
‘The innovative approach of this book offers to the reader a thorough analysis of the legal treatment of subsidies under the GATT/WTO system.’
Revue Générale de Droit International Public (1999/I)
A stimulating analysis, very surprising sometimes, which should prove to be very fruitful.
J.-F. Abgrall, Ministry of International Affairs, Quebec; Director-General of Commercial Policy during the Uruguay Round
Written clearly, this book is doubly original...
Revue du Marche Commun et de l’Union Européenne (no 435, February 2000)
A thorough treatment of a very important issue in international economic law
Prof Armand DeMestral, Law Faculty, McGill University.