Developing Countries and the WTO: A Pro-Active Agenda

Overview

This volume brings together a selection of papers that were prepared as background analyses for a collaborative research capacity-building project, focusing on the WTO negotiating agenda.


  • Contributors review the results of the Uruguay Round negotiations, discuss developing country concerns relating to the operation of the WTO and assess implementation of WTO agreements.

  • Contributors quantify the ...
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Overview

This volume brings together a selection of papers that were prepared as background analyses for a collaborative research capacity-building project, focusing on the WTO negotiating agenda.


  • Contributors review the results of the Uruguay Round negotiations, discuss developing country concerns relating to the operation of the WTO and assess implementation of WTO agreements.

  • Contributors quantify the potential benefits of further global liberalization of access to markets for industrial and agricultural products, and assess the relative merits of expanding multilateral disciplines into new areas such as investment, competition, and labor and environmental policies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631225317
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/18/2001
  • Series: World Economy Special Issues Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Hoekman is Research Manager of the International Trade group in the Development Research Group of the World Bank.

Will Martin is the Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group (DECRG).

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Author Affiliations
Introduction
1 Developing Countries and the Next Round of WTO Negotiations 1
2 Two Principles for the Next Round or, How to Bring Developing Countries in from the Cold 7
3 Bringing Discipline to Agricultural Policy via the WTO 25
4 Liberalising Agriculture and Manufactures in a Millennium Round: Implications for Developing Countries 59
5 Developing Countries in the New Round of GATS Negotiations: Towards a Pro-Active Role 75
6 Options for Improving Africa's Participation in the WTO 95
7 Implementation of Uruguay Round Commitments: The Development Challenge 115
8 WTO Dispute Settlement, Transparency and Surveillance 131
9 Maximising the Benefits of the Trade Policy Review Mechanism for Developing Countries 147
10 Industrial Policy, and the WTO 167
11 Subsidiarity and Governance Challenges for the WTO: Environmental and Labour Standards 185
12 From TRIMs to a WTO Agreement on Investment? 201
13 Trade Facilitation: Technical Regulations and Customs Procedures 215
14 Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Coungries 233
15 Market Access Advances and Retreats: The Uruguay Round and Beyond 251
Index 309
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