Effects of exchange-rate misalignments on tariffs

Vera Thorstensen, Lucas Ferraz, Emerson Marçal, 4 December 2011

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The subject of currency wars and trade wars is gradually gathering interest among scholars and public opinion. In the face of the magnitude of present misalignments and their clear impacts on trade, one may wonder why and how this issue is absent from trade rules and multilateral trade negotiations at the WTO in Geneva.

Topics: Exchange rates, International trade
Tags: exchange-rate misalignment, tariffs, WTO

Market-economy status for China is not automatic

Bernard O’Connor, 27 November 2011

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In EU trade-defence law (antidumping and anti-subsidies), there is provision for different treatment between those exporting countries which are considered to have the status of being a market economy and those which are not. If a country does not have market-economy status it is easier to construct the normal value of the exported goods.

Topics: Global governance, International trade
Tags: antidumping, China, WTO

Ten years of Doha: What to show and what to look forward to

Lionel Fontagné, 25 November 2011

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By June 2011, as negotiations on the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) were confronted by the seemingly irresolvable problem of sectoral initiatives in industrial goods, it was still hoped that agreement could be reached on a ‘least developed Countries (LDC) plus’ package including trade facilitation.1 Currently, this looks to be in doubt, despite the

Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Development Agenda, WTO

What next for the WTO: Challenges for the WTO's eighth ministerial conference

John Weekes, 23 November 2011

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In thinking about preparations for the WTO's critical eighth Ministerial Conference in Geneva in mid-December, we should think about the nature of the WTO, how it has evolved, and take a careful look at the challenges that lie ahead.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Round, trade negotiations, WTO

Unfinished business? The WTO’s Doha Development Agenda

Aaditya Mattoo, Will Martin, 8 November 2011

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The recent G20 communiqué on the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) marks a significant departure from past endorsements and exhortations (Bhagwati and Sutherland 2011).

Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Development Agenda, Doha Round, WTO

Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda

Aaditya Mattoo, Will Martin, 8 November 2011

Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda

Edited by Will Martin and Aaditya Mattoo

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URL: www.cepr.org
Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Round, WTO

How much difference will the EU’s new GSP scheme make?

Javier López González, Michael Gasiorek, 30 July 2011

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Topics: Development, EU policies, International trade
Tags: Generalised system of preferences, trade policy, WTO

Preferential trade agreements and the WTO

Nadia Rocha, Robert Teh, 21 July 2011

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Participation in preferential trade agreements (PTAs) has grown rapidly in recent years. In 1990, there were only about 70 PTAs in force. Thereafter, PTA activity accelerated noticeably; by 2010 the number of PTAs in force was close to 300 (see Figure 1). The average WTO member is party to 13 PTAs. PTA activity has transcended regional boundaries and levels of economic development.

Topics: Global governance, International trade
Tags: Doha Round, preferential trade agreements, regionalism, WTO

Can the WTO be decoupled from the Doha round?

Ujal Singh Bhatia, 25 June 2011

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In recent weeks, there has been a spate of comments about the damage the Doha Round is causing to the WTO (see for example Rodrik 2011 and Schwab 2011). Such comments inevitably lead to a call for building a firewall between the two to enable the WTO to get on with the rest of its business.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research, International trade
Tags: Doha Round, WTO

Next steps for the Doha Round: Introducing a new eBook

Richard Baldwin, Simon J Evenett, 28 May 2011

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Global leaders face a dilemma over the WTO multilateral trade negotiations known as the Doha Round. The talks are dead in the water; all movement forwards and backwards seems blocked. Current and former trade policy officials typically emphasise two points on how we got here:

Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Round, Next Steps Doha, WTO

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