TTIP, the multilateral trading system and Latin American countries

Anabel González 29 May 2014

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A lot is happening in trade negotiations in almost every corner of the world. Countries have been quite active at the bilateral and regional levels for some time – the WTO has been notified of 432 regional trade agreements.

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Topics:  International trade

Tags:  WTO, free-trade agreements, TPP, TTIP

Supply chains, mega-regionals and the WTO: New CEPR book

Bernard Hoekman 19 May 2014

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In December 2013, WTO members struck a multilateral agreement at their ministerial meeting in Bali as part of the long-running Doha Round. The Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement – the first such agreements since the WTO was founded in 1995 – is important in demonstrating WTO members can ‘get to yes’ despite their differences. While trade facilitation will benefit traders around the globe, the basic challenge confronting WTO negotiators remains.

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Topics:  International trade

Tags:  WTO, supply chains, free-trade agreements

TPP, TTIP and multilateralism: stepping stones or oceans apart?

Lucian Cernat 08 November 2013

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‘New’ and ‘old’ themes in the trade agenda

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Topics:  International trade

Tags:  multilateralism, free-trade agreements, TPP, TTIP, mega-FTAs

Future of the world trading system: Asian perspectives

Richard Baldwin, Masahiro Kawai, Ganeshan Wignaraja 12 June 2013

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The 1995 creation of the WTO – as an institutional extension of the GATT - held out the promise of an effective, rules-based world trading system where all countries were treated alike. In addition to establishing a global judiciary for trade disputes, the WTO was expected to provide a forum for trade negotiations and other related functions. Progress on the judiciary side has been brilliant, but the negotiation promise has yet to be fulfilled (Messerlin 2012).

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Topics:  Global governance International trade

Tags:  WTO, free-trade agreements, Factory Asia

Some news about preferential international market access

Peter Egger, Georg Wamser 07 June 2013

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The world trade system as governed by the WTO works on two fundamental principles, i.e. most-favoured nation treatment and national treatment.

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Topics:  International trade

Tags:  trade policy, WTO, free-trade agreements

Tilting the playing field: FTAs and the changing pattern of protection

Thomas Prusa, Robert Teh 15 September 2010

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Two of the most popular changes in trade policy in recent years are free-trade agreements and using antidumping duties to restrict trade from low-wage countries.

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Topics:  International trade

Tags:  WTO, antidumping, protectionism, free-trade agreements

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