Understanding the GATT’s wins and the WTO’s woes

Richard Baldwin, 5 June 2010

URL: http://www.cepr.org/pubs/PolicyInsights/PolicyInsight49.pdf
Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Round, international trade, WTO

Awakening the WTO

Hector R. Torres, 21 September 2013

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Admitting that 'the present is just a snapshot in a journey' is disconcerting, so we feel better assuming that the current state of affairs will turn out to be permanent. Indulging in this mistake is common, and we also see it happening in multilateral institutions – particularly if they do not have a watchdog to keep them free from self-deception.

Topics: Institutions and economics, International trade
Tags: developing countries, Doha Round, international trade, WTO

Looking back, moving forward

Pascal Lamy, 29 July 2013

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I came before the General Council in 2005 when I was a DG candidate and again in 2009 to share with you my views about the WTO. Today, I come to you one last time in my capacity as Director-General, as a sign of my strong commitment to being accountable to you, the members of this organisation, whom I have strived to serve since you appointed me eight years ago.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Round, Pascal Lamy, WTO

Payoff from the world trade agenda 2013

Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Jeffrey J. Schott , Cathleen Cimino, 7 July 2013

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In the wake of the Great Recession, world trade and investment have faltered. Responsible officials turned a blind eye to fresh liberalisation, and instead condoned a quiet resurgence of protectionist measures.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Bali Meeting, Doha Round, WTO

Keeping the WTO busy while the Doha Round is stuck

Patrick A Messerlin, 29 July 2012

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There are two reasons for a long coma of the Doha Round: international and domestic.

The international problem is that the American and Chinese views on what the WTO should be and on how its large members should behave are irreconcilable.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Round

Why do trade negotiations take so long?

Christoph Moser, Andrew K Rose, 8 June 2012

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There is widespread agreement among economists that trade liberalisation is best conducted at the multilateral level. Indeed, facilitating multilateral negotiations is one of the primary objectives of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as it was with its predecessor the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Round, regional trade agreements, 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

Download the PDF here.

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

Preferential trade agreements: The Swiss knife of trade policy?

Jean-Pierre Chauffour, Jean-Christophe Maur, 28 July 2011

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The heartbeat of the Doha multilateral negotiations is flat-lining. Negotiators have so far even failed to agree on a minimal package for developing countries, and nobody seems to really care.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Doha Round, preferential trade agreements

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