As the Doha Development Round trade negotiations have stalled, bilateral and regional free trade agreements have become an important alternative. These agreements have proliferated in recent years, and now all of the major trading countries are engaging in serious bilateral and regional trade negotiations with multiple trading partners. Together, these two volumes provide a comprehensive study of recent bilateral and regional trade agreements.
Commentary and Analysis volume 1. Introduction Simon Lester and Bryan Mercurio; Part I. Economics and Politics of FTAs: 2. Economics of FTAs Pravin Krishna; 3. Politics/International Relations/Political Economy of FTAs Olivier Cattaneo; 4. Bilateral versus Multilateral FTAs David Evans; Part II. Relationship with WTO and International Law: 5. Legal Requirements for FTAs under the WTO Nic Lockhart and Andrew Mitchell; 6. The Relationship of FTAs to International Law; Tania Voon and Andrew Mitchell; Part III. Legal Aspects of FTAs: Comparative Analysis: 7. Agriculture Tim Josling; 8. Rules of Origin Amy Johanneson; 9. Services Federico Ortino; 10. Investment Josh Meltzer; 11. Government procurement Arwel Davies; 12. Intellectual Property Bryan Mercurio; 13. Social Issues: Labor, Environment, Human Rights Lorand Bartels; 14. Dispute Settlement Simon Lester and Victoria Donaldson. Case Studies volume 1. Australia - U.S. Tania Voon and Andrew Mitchell; 2. CAFTA - DR Mauricio Salas; 3. EU - Mexico Brad Condon; 4. U.S. - Colombia Patricio Grane and Michael Smart; 5. Mexico - Japan Bryan Mercurio; 6. U.S. - Morocco Jason Kearns; 7. U.S. - SACU Nkululeko Khumal and Peter Draper; 8. China - Chile Luz Sosa; 9. U.S. - Singapore Daren Tang.