Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis

Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis

by Simon Lester
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521878276

ISBN-13: 9780521878272

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The stalling of the Doha Development Round trade negotiations has resulted in bilateral and regional free trade agreements (BRTAs) becoming an important alternative. These agreements have proliferated in recent years, and now all of the major trading countries are engaging in serious bilateral trade negotiations with multiple trading partners. This second edition

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Overview

The stalling of the Doha Development Round trade negotiations has resulted in bilateral and regional free trade agreements (BRTAs) becoming an important alternative. These agreements have proliferated in recent years, and now all of the major trading countries are engaging in serious bilateral trade negotiations with multiple trading partners. This second edition provides updated and comprehensive analysis of the contents and trends of recent BRTAs. It is unique in that it situates these agreements in their economic, international law and international relations contexts. It also comprehensively reviews the recent agreements in relation to each substantive topic covered (e.g. intellectual property, investment, services and social policy) so as to provide an overview of the law being created in these areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521878272
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements Series
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio and Lorand Bartels; Part II. Economics and Politics of PTAs: 2. The economics of PTAs Pravin Krishna; 3. The political economy of PTAs Olivier Cattaneo; 4. Bilateral and plurilateral PTAs David Evans; Part III. Relationship with WTO and International Law: 5. Legal requirements for PTAs under the WTO Andrew D. Mitchell and Nicolas J. S. Lockhart; 6. PTAs and public international law Andrew D. Mitchell, Tania Voon and Elizabeth Sheargold; Part IV. Legal Aspects of PTAs: A Comparative Analysis: 7. Regulatory regionalism in the WTO – are 'deep integration' processes compatible with the multilateral trading system? James H. Mathis; 8. Agriculture Timothy E. Josling; 9. Services Federico Ortino; 10. Investment Joshua P. Meltzer; 11. Government procurement Arwel Davies; 12. Intellectual property Michael Handler and Bryan Mercurio; 13. Social issues: labour, environment and human rights Lorand Bartels; 14. Dispute settlement Victoria Donaldson and Simon Lester.

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