It is impossible to list all of the people who have shared in the task of bringing this work together in the past two years. Lack of space and weakness of memory necessitate selectivity. I ask therefore that omission of certain names be forgiven and not construed as a slight.
First I should like to thank Professor William C. Graham, Q.C., M.P., and Professor Michael J. Trebilcock for their help and support throughout my studies in law and particularly in the preparation and finalisation of this work. I am indebted to them for their taking the time out of their busy schedules to meet with me, discuss my progress, make suggestions, review and correct the early drafts of this book, and generally to give me guidance in navigating my way through one of the most difficult areas of international trade law.
I should also like to thank the librarians at the Bora Laskin Law Library, the International Business and Trade Library, the Government Publications Depository at Robarts Library, University of Toronto, the Library of the Delegation of the European Communities at Ottawa, and the Library of the law firm of Cassels Brock & Blackwell. Their help was invaluable in completing the research for this book.
I should like to acknowledge the generous support of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and the people of the Province of Ontario in providing the facilities and the greater part of the financial support required for the completion of this work.
Last, but most certainly not least, I should like to thank all my friends, in particular Mr. Edward Akkawi, who suffered my endless recitations and arguments, and who read and edited my drafts, as I tried to come to an understanding of the issues discussed here.