The article looks at the interaction between international trade law and culture using the Islamic culture example. There is confusion on to what extent a WTO Member can use cultural reasons to justify violating its international trade law commitments particularly those relate to non-discrimination. This article highlights the basic concepts of both international trade law and Islamic culture in Part I and Part II, and then examines the interaction between them in Part III. It concludes that a unanimous understanding of culture vis-à-vis international trade commitments is important to maintain an orderly multilateral trading system.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||European Journal of Social Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2011|
- Islamic law
- World trade organization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)