Regional Rules in the Global Trading System

January 1, 2009

A major obstacle to advancing the understanding of RTAs is the absence of detailed information about their contents. This limits empirical analysis of their economic effects and policy debate between those who view RTAs as discriminatory instruments hostage to protectionist interests and those who see them as conducive to multilateral opening. In response, contributors to this book provide analytical mappings of RTA rules in six key areas — market access, technical barriers to trade, contingent protection, investment, services and competition policy — across dozens of the main RTAs.

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Topics: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) MULTILATERALISM REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS (RTAS)

Authors: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)

Publishing Institution: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION

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