Breaking the Seattle Deadlock

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The failure of the WTO Ministerial meeting in Seattle was a big blow to those who see trade liberalization as an important component of economic management and development. The immediate priority is to restore good faith among WTO members and confidence in the WTO. Wang and Winters argue that the developing countries have to be brought much more securely into the trading system, with greater attention being paid to their needs. Developed countries also need to review and revise their widely disparate agendas and ...
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Overview

The failure of the WTO Ministerial meeting in Seattle was a big blow to those who see trade liberalization as an important component of economic management and development. The immediate priority is to restore good faith among WTO members and confidence in the WTO. Wang and Winters argue that the developing countries have to be brought much more securely into the trading system, with greater attention being paid to their needs. Developed countries also need to review and revise their widely disparate agendas and start to bridge their differences. WTO members need to agree to procdeural reform of the WTO and to improve its performance as an intergovernmental institution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781862031180
  • Publisher: Seven Bridges Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 53

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the authors
1 Introduction
2 Further liberalization of trade in agriculture, manufactures and services 7
3 Credit for unilateral liberalization 20
4 Creating 2lst-century 'special and differential' treatment 22
5 Legally binding technical assistance 28
6 Honour the agreement on phasing out the Multi-Fibre Agreement 33
7 What should not be on the agenda for this round of negotiations? 34
8 Bridge the differences between the US and the EU 39
9 The governance of the WTO 42
10 Summary 46
References 49
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