Economic Development Through World Trade: Developing World Perspective

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Increased participation in world trade is typically seen as the key to rapid economic growth and development. Since this work examines trade and development from the point of view of developing countries, it provides a rare opportunity to understand ? and benefit from ? the perspectives of the developing world. Developing nations comprise two-thirds of the membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) so a work produced by an array of experts from those countries provides an important window on the ...

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Overview

Increased participation in world trade is typically seen as the key to rapid economic growth and development. Since this work examines trade and development from the point of view of developing countries, it provides a rare opportunity to understand – and benefit from – the perspectives of the developing world. Developing nations comprise two-thirds of the membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) so a work produced by an array of experts from those countries provides an important window on the intersection of trade and development. Since many of the topics covered in the work describe on-going progress in the WTO’s “development” or Doha Round, the book also helps readers to understand the context, issues and results of this important round of international trade negotiations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789041126818
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International, BV
  • Publication date: 1/21/2008
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     xvii
Preface     xix
Acknowledgments     xxi
The WTO, Multilateral Frameworks for Trade     1
Development and the World Trade Organization: Proposal for the Agreement on Development Facilitation and the Council for Trade and Development in the WTO   Yong-Shik Lee     3
Introduction: Trade and Development     3
Current Development Assistance Provisions and the Organizational Apparatus of The WTO     6
The Elements of the ADF and the Role of the New Council     15
Conclusion - Development Assistance: from Rhetoric to Action     29
References     30
A Reflection on the South-South Coalition in the Last Half-Century from the Perspective of International Economic Law-Making   An Chen     33
Introduction     33
From Bandung to Hong Kong: The South-South Coalition Progresses Unevenly     35
The Fresh Countenance and Forthcoming Obstacles of the South-South Coalition in the Doha-CancUn Process     40
The status QUO and Prospects for the South-South Coalition from CancUn to Hong Kong     44
Assessment of the Trend After the Hong Kong Conference from the Perspective of the South-South Coalition During the Last Fifty Years     59
Concluding Remarks: What Lies Ahead?     63
References     64
WTO, Democracy and Development: A View from the South   Bhupinder Chimni     67
Introduction     67
The Character of WTO     69
WTO and Democracy     76
WTO and Development     89
Conclusions     99
References     101
Liberalization of Trade in Services and Trade Negotiations   Alejandro Jara   M. del Carmen Dominguez     105
Introduction     105
The DOHA Round     107
The Main Problems     112
Other Issues     114
Can the Situation Change?     115
POST-DOHA     117
References     120
One Year Since the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Conference: Developing Countries Re-claim the Development Content of the WTO Doha Round   Faizel Ismail     121
Introduction     121
From Hong Kong to the Missed April 2006 Deadline     124
April to End June - Another Failed Attempt to Conclude Modalities     130
July 2006 - The G8 Summit in St. Petersburg and the Suspension of the Doha Negotiations     135
From Suspension to the "Soft-Resumption" of the Doha Negotiations at the End of 2006     141
Conclusion: Developing Countries Reclaim the Development Content of the Doha Round     144
References     146
Trade Diplomacy and Development Clubs: The Interaction in the Americas   Diana Tussie     149
Introduction     149
How are Trade Diplomacy and Development Politics Connected?     150
Regional Agreements as a WTO Option     152
Towards Coalition-Building in the WTO     160
Concluding Remarks     165
References     168
Trade and Development: Cases of Seven Developing Countries     173
Export Promotion Policies in Economic Development: Korea's Experience   Jai S. Mah   Jae-hee Kang     173
Introduction     173
Tendencies and Institutional Background of the Export-Oriented Policies of Korea     174
The Export Promotion Measures of Korea     179
Implications of the Export Promotion Policies of Korea     185
Conclusion     187
References     188
The Evolution of China's International Trade Policy: Development through Protection and Liberalization   Jiangyu Wang     191
Introduction     191
A Brief History of China's Pre-reform Foreign Trade System     192
China and Trade Liberalization      196
Industrial Policy and Controlled Liberalization as Tools for Development in China's Trade Reform     203
Concluding Remarks     210
References     211
Liberalizing Border Trade: Implications for Domestic Agricultural Markets in India   Rajesh Chadha   Devender Pratap   Anjali Tandon     215
Introduction     215
Trade POLICY     221
Multilateral Trade Negotiations in Agriculture     226
Agenda for Current Negotiations: Doha Development Round     229
Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Impact on India     232
Simulation Results     246
Critique and Limitations of CGE Models     256
Policy Implications of Agricultural Trade Liberalization     259
Concluding Remarks     260
References     261
Legal Reforms and International Economic Development: Iran's Economic Development from a Global Perspective   Ali Z. Marossi     265
Globalization and Its Legal and Economic Consequences     265
Iran's Social and Economic Development Plans     280
Conclusion     299
References     300
EU Maritime Rules and Transport Sector Policy Reform in Turkey   Subidey Togan      303
Introduction     303
Maritime Transport Services     305
EU Rules and Regulations on the Maritime Sector     318
Turkish Maritime Rules and Regulations     323
Welfare Effects of Integration     327
Concluding Remarks     340
References     340
Trade Liberalization for the Second Largest Country in Europe: Going West or East, or Can it be Both?   Oleg V. Riabokon     343
Introduction     343
Going West     346
Going East     380
Conclusions     391
References     393
How Far Can LDCs Benefit from Duty Free and Quota Free Market Access? The Case of Uganda with Respect to the EU Market   Francis Mangeni     399
Introduction     399
International Agreements to AID Uganda's Development     401
Trade and Development Analysis     410
Conclusions and Recommendations     439
References     442
Statistics Sources     443
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