". . . This volume is bound to strengthen the relevance of the topic [GSTP] and attract more attention to the potential role of the South-South trade. "
Development and Change
In recent years, people are realizing that enhanced trade among less developed countries will not only be to their mutual advantage, but could well serve as an important impetus for economic development. This important realization is accompanied by fresh thinking on traditional theories of international trade to encompass the trade policies of less developed countries. This volume analyzes the merits of various approaches towards a preferential lowering of trade among developing countries to stimulate South-South trade in manufactures. Utilizing empirical data, the contributors establish what factors entice less developed countries to adopt a protectionist stance and analyze, in considerable detail, the existing structure of trade control measures.
Methodologically rich, the contributors make an important contribution to an issue of considerable importance to Third World Countries. This volume will be of interest to students of economics, international trade, political science and policy studies as well as to policy makers and politicians who are engaged in a search for a New World International Economic Order.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Hans Linnemann The Issue of South-South TradePreferential Trade Among Developing Countries - Pitou van Dijck Objectives and FeasibilityTowards a Global System of Trade Preferences Among Developing Countries - Pitou van DijckThe Syndrome of Protectionism and the Prospects for Trade Liberalization - Pitou van Dijck and Els HoogteijlingPatterns of South-South Trade in Manufactures - Harmen VerbruggenThe Structure of Protection and South-South Trade in Manufactures - Harmen VerbruggenCommodity Composition of Trade in Manufactures and South-South Trade Potential - Cees van Beers and Hans LinnemannGTSP Tariff Reduction and its Effects on South-South Trade Flows - Hans Linnemann and Harmen Verbruggen