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A Handbook of World Trade: A Strategic Guide to Trading Internationally

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This second edition of A Handbook of World Trade is a reliable reference source on the framework and mechanics of world trade. The guide examines the origins and nature of the WTO, regulatory issues and disputes in international trade, the management of foreign currencies in international trade, international trade finance and documentation, and international trade development issues. This authoritative analysis is supported by a directory of essential contacts and useful information including membership of ...
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Overview


This second edition of A Handbook of World Trade is a reliable reference source on the framework and mechanics of world trade. The guide examines the origins and nature of the WTO, regulatory issues and disputes in international trade, the management of foreign currencies in international trade, international trade finance and documentation, and international trade development issues. This authoritative analysis is supported by a directory of essential contacts and useful information including membership of regional trading groups, banking groups with trade finance capacity, export credit agencies, and reading lists.
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Offers practical business guidance to companies seeking to expand their international trading activities and background on the evolution of the WTO and its leading role in the development of freer global markets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749441432
  • Publisher: Blue Ibex Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 466
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author


Jonathan Reuvid was formerly an economist, an investment banker and an international corporate development consultant. He has edited and co-authored many titles for Kogan Page, including "The Corporate Guide to Expatriate Employment" and "Managing Business Risk".
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Table of Contents

About the Editor
List of Contributors
Forewords
Preface
Introduction
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Pt. 1 The Origins and Nature of the World Trade Organization
1.1 The Development of Multilateral Trade Agreements 3
1.2 Before, During and After the Uruguay Round 15
1.3 The Doha Agenda and Beyond 27
1.4 Legal Elements of the WTO 39
1.5 Forging the Tools of Trade - Core Tasks of the International Chamber of Commerce 53
1.6 The Pattern and Trends in World Trade 61
Pt. 2 Regulatory Issues and Disputes in International Trade
2.1 Customs Duties and Tax 99
2.2 Anti-dumping Regulations and Practices (with particular reference to EU Law) 107
2.3 Challenging Anti-dumping Duties before the EC Courts 125
2.4 Mechanisms for Regulating Environmental Barriers to Trade within the WTO 131
2.5 Unilateral and Multilateral Political Embargoes and their Impact 139
2.6 Resolving Trade Disputes in the WTO 145
2.7 Private Party Enforcement of WTO Law in the EC Legal Context 153
2.8 Dispute Resolution in International Trade 161
Pt. 3 The Management of Foreign Currencies in International Trade
Introduction 183
3.1 Foreign Exchange and the Euro-currency Markets 185
3.2 Exchange Rates and their Calculation 193
3.3 The Treasury Management Function 217
3.4 Export and Import Issues 235
Pt. 4 International Trade Finance and Documentation
4.1 Methods of Settlement 265
4.2 Documentary Credits 271
4.3 Standby Letters of Credit 283
4.4 Finance for Trade 287
4.5 Identifying Risks and Risk Management 293
4.6 Trade Finance and Export Credit Schemes 303
4.7 Avoiding Problems with Documentary Credits: Some Legal Precedents 311
Pt. 5 International Trade Development Issues
5.1 Researching International Markets 323
5.2 Appointing Export Agents and Distributors 329
5.3 International Freight Management and Logistics 337
5.4 Inspection and Certification of Goods 345
5.5 Personal Liability for Offences Relating to Import and Export Controls 353
5.6 E-commerce in World Trade 363
App. I Membership of Regional Trading Groups 373
App. II Least-developed Countries (LDCs) 375
App. III International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) National Committees and Groups 377
App. IV Banking Groups With Trade Finance Interest by Region 401
App. V Examples of Letters of Credit 411
App. VI Incoterms 413
App. VII ICC Publications 427
App. VIII Institute of Export Recommended Reading Lists for the Diploma and Advanced Certificate in International Trade 433
App. IX Kogan Page International Business Publications 437
App. X Contributors' Contact Details 449
Index 453
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