Wto after Seattle / Edition 1

Wto after Seattle / Edition 1

by Jeffrey J. Schott
     
 

The failure of the Seattle trade ministerial in December 1999 to launch a new round of multilateral trade negotiations dealt a major blow to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Seattle meetings exposed significant policy differences among the WTO member countries as well as shortcomings in the manner in which the WTO conducts its business and interacts with other… See more details below

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The failure of the Seattle trade ministerial in December 1999 to launch a new round of multilateral trade negotiations dealt a major blow to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Seattle meetings exposed significant policy differences among the WTO member countries as well as shortcomings in the manner in which the WTO conducts its business and interacts with other international and nongovernmental organizations.

The WTO after Seattle analyzes the problems and challenges facing the trading system in the aftermath of the Seattle ministerial. Leading trade experts examine why it is in the interests of both developed and developing countries to reengage in new trade talks, and how such talks could promote world trade and economic development, reform WTO operations, and strengthen public support for the trading system. The volume presents balanced perspectives on world trade problems by authors from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, with recommendations on what needs to be done in key areas to launch new talks.

The authors address the WTO's existing mandate to negotiate on agriculture and services, as well as how to handle new issues such as investment, competition policy, e-commerce, and trade-related environmental and labor issues. The editor, Jeffrey J. Schott, provides a comprehensive overview of the issues before the WTO and what needs to be done to begin a new round.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881322903
Publisher:
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Foreword: Reflections from Seattlexiii
Acknowledgmentsxix
IOverview
1The WTO after Seattle3
IIInterests and Objectives of the Major Trading Nations
2The United States' Interest in New Global Trade Negotiations43
3The EU Approach to a New Round53
4Some Reflections on the Seattle Ministerial: Toward the Relaunching of a New Round59
5The World Trading System: Seattle and Beyond65
6Developing Countries' Interests in a "Development Round"71
7Seattle and Beyond: Developing-Country Perspectives85
IIIThe WTO Agenda: Existing Mandates
8Agriculture and the Next WTO Round91
9Towards a More Balanced and Comprehensive Services Agreement119
10Intellectual Property Issues for the New Round137
11Antidumping and Safeguards159
IVThe WTO Agenda: New Issues
12Getting Beyond No ...! Promoting Worker Rights and Trade187
13Trade, Competition, and the WTO Agenda205
14Investment Issues223
15Environment and the Trading System: Picking Up the Post-Seattle Pieces243
16Electronic Commerce in the WTO253
VThe WTO Agenda: Institutional Issues
17Dispute Settlement and a New Round269
18Decision Making in the WTO283

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