Gatekeepers of Global Commerce: Rules of Origin and International Economic Integration

January 1, 2008

Rules of origin are a crucial market access instrument in the rapidly proliferating network of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) around the world. In this volume, Estevadeordal and Suominen reveal the protectionist impulses behind rules of origin, examine their impacts on international trade and investment, and put forth a succinct policy roadmap for countries around the world to follow in attenuating their negative implications.

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Topics: PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENT (PTA) RULES OF ORIGIN (ROO) REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS (RTAS)

Authors: ANTONI ESTEVADEORDAL KATI SUOMINEN JEREMY HARRIS JOSÉ ERNESTO LÓPEZ-CÓRDOVA

Publishing Institution: INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

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