Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis

Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis

by Simon Lester
     
 

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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. This book provides a

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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. This book provides a comprehensive study of recent bilateral and regional trade agreements. There are two main aspects. First, it situates bilateral and regional trade agreements in the context of economics, international law and international relations. Second, it surveys the most important recent agreements in relation to each substantive topic covered (e.g. intellectual property, investment, services and social policy) and provides an overview of the law being created in these areas.

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'The impact of the recent proliferation of free trade agreements on the WTO-based trading system is only beginning to be felt. In a collection of thoughtful essays, the editors have assembled a provocative and insightful collection that will be an invaluable resource on FTAs, for academics, practitioners, and trade negotiators alike.' James Bacchus, Former Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780511737534
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/22/2009
Series:
Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Simon Lester is the co-founder and President of www.WorldTradeLaw.net.
Bryan Mercurio is Professor of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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