Regulatory Cooperation: Lessons from the WTO and the World Trade Regime

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Trade friction today is largely due to regulatory diversity as contemporary markets are chiefly segmented through non-tariff barriers. The purpose of the paper is to enquire into regulatory cooperation and coherence in the context of the world trade regime. It examines the challenges arising from regulatory diversity and considers mechanisms and approaches that could be taken to reduce regulatory barriers and costs to trade.

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Topics: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES (GATS) REGULATORY CONVERGENCE PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENT (PTA) GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (GATT)

Authors: PETROS C. MAVROIDIS

Publishing Institution: THE E15 INITIATIVE

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