China’s regional and bilateral trade agreements

John Whalley, Chunding Li, 5 March 2014

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China’s efforts at international trade diplomacy did not stop with its 2001 WTO accession. China is increasingly active in her pursuit of regional trade agreements (RTAs).

Topics: International trade
Tags: China, RTAs

Predicting the effects of regional trade agreements: Can heterogeneous firm models help?

Holger Breinlich, Alejandro Cuñat, 7 September 2013

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The announcement earlier this year that the US and the EU will launch talks on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has once more drawn attention to the continuing surge in regional free-trade agreements. Given the lack of progress in the Doha round of multilateral trade talks, most countries have turned their attention to such regional trade-liberalisation initiatives.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Canada, hetergogenous firms, RTAs, US

How much global trade governance should there be?

Simon Lester, 20 January 2013

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Trade agreements seem to be getting deeper, intruding on policy areas that were traditionally viewed as matters of purely national concern (WTO 2011, 2012). This differs considerably from the WTO’s original focus on protectionism (Lester 2013).

Topics: International trade
Tags: BITs, global supply chain, RTAs, WTO

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