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Who's Afraid of the WTO
Kent Albert Jones
0195166167
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Who is afraid of the WTO, the World Trade Organization? The list is long and varied. Many workers--and the unions that represent them--claim that WTO agreements increase import competition and threaten their jobs. Environmentalists accuse the WTO of encouraging pollution and preventing
governments from defending national environmental standards. Human rights advocates block efforts to impose trade sanctions in defense of human rights. While anti-capitalist protesters regard the WTO as a tool of big business--particularly of multinational corporations--other critics charge the WTO
with damaging the interests of developing countries by imposing free-market trade policies on them before they are ready. In sum, the WTO is considered exploitative, undemocratic, unbalanced, corrupt, or illegitimate.
This book is in...


Evolution of the Trade Regime: Politics, Law, and Economics of the GATT and the WTO
John H. Barton
0691124507
February 2006
Hardcover
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Review
Michael Trebilcock, University of Toronto : Well organized and well written, this book is readily accessible to an intelligent, non-specialist policy readership. It covers, in a very compendious fashion, a broad sweep of issues in tracing the evolution of the multilateral GATT/WTO system up to the present day.

Book Description

The Evolution of the Trade Regime offers a comprehensive political-economic history of the development of the world's multilateral trade institutions, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and its successor, the World Trade Organization (WTO). While other books confine themselves to describing contemporary GATT/WTO legal rules or analyzing their economic logic, this is the first to explain the logic and development behind these rules.

The...



The Wto and India's Pharmaceuticals Industry
Sudip Chaudhuri
0195674820
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 brought about significant changes in international economic relations between countries. To comply with the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement of the WTO, India introduced product patent
protection in pharmaceuticals from January 2005. TRIPS has generated a huge controversy in India and abroad. India has emerged as a major source of low-cost, quality drugs for the entire world and thus plays an important role.

While there are a large number of pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world, only a handful of multinationals dominate the industry. By using patent rights, multinational companies prevented developing countries like India from realizing their potential of industrial growth and drug prices were
among...


Unholy Trinity: The IMF, World Bank and WTO
Richard Peet
184277073X
November 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Geography professor Peet explores the institutional histories of the three pillars of the global financial order, from their circumscribed beginnings at the post-war Bretton Woods Conference to their increasingly central role in many Third World economies in this detailed critique. As the IMF and World Bank condition their loans on far-reaching and draconian "structural adjustment" programs, and the WTO acts as an unelected, super-government passing judgment on environmental regulations, labor standards and other supposed impediments to trade, Peet argues, these undemocratic organizations assert unprecedented levels of control over a wider and wider segment of the world's population. While maintaining a Keynesian regulatory role over the world economy, he contends, these institutions have become standard-bearers...


The Wto and International Environmental Law
Anupam Goyal
0195677102
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The coming into existence of the WTO agreements has affected international economic relations and activities to an unprecedented extent by formalizing and institutionalizing them into a multilateral system. The WTO has also brought into being mechanisms to monitor compliance with the
agreements. Meanwhile over the years norms of international environmental law have also evolved at both international and regional levels. Some treaties require signatory nations to change their own legal systems to harmonize them with the new norms aimed at protecting the earth's environment. The
very important question which arises as a result is: Do the WTO norms override those of international environmental law? The author of this extremely topical book has made a detailed study of these two aspects of international law,...


Banking Reforms and Monetary Policy in the People's Republic of China: Is the Chinese Central Banking System Ready for Joining the WTO
Yong Guo
1403900787
November 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
From 1993-1995 the People's Republic of China undertook a series of reforms designed to modernize their banking and financial systems, the process of financial intermediation and to implement a sound and credible monetary policy in China. They based these reforms on the Federal Reserve System in the USA. This book analyzes these reforms and assesses the effectiveness of the monetary policy that was put in place and shows whether it can withstand China's accession to the WTO.


The Political Economy of the World Trading System
Bernard Hoekman
019829431X
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This new edition incorporates all the recent developments in world trading arrangements, and includes a new chapter on the historical importance of international trade.


Reform and Development of the WTO Dispute Settlement System
Dencho Georgiev (Editor), Kim Van der Borght (Editor)
1905017243
May 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The review of the dispute settlement system of the WTO was written into the results of the Uruguay Round establishing the organization. The planned review after four years failed to reach a conclusion and the review process was extended several times, to be finally taken up as a separate part of the Doha Round. Reform and Development of the WTO Dispute Settlement System brings together leading players and stakeholders in the process and provides an insight into the many proposals and their underlying strategies. Contributors include the chairs of the DSB special session, Members of the Appellate Body, panelists, negotiators from developed and developing countries, trade practitioners and academics. The book is edited by Dencho Georgiev, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the WTO and Kim Van der Borght, Senior...


Changing Fundamentals of International Law and International Economic Law: Sovereignty and Lessons from Wto Jurisprudence
John Jackson
0521860075
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century have been one of the most challenging periods for the generally accepted assumptions of international law. This book grapples with these long-held assumptions (such as the consent basis of international law norms, equality of nations, restrictive or text-based treaty interpretations and applications, the monopoly of internal national power, and non-interference), and how they are being fundamentally altered by the forces of globalization. It also examines the challenges facing the WTO as a component of international economic law, and how that field is inextricably linked to general international law.

About the Author
University Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center.


The WTO And Government Procurement (Critical Perspectives on the Global Trading System and the WTO Series)
Simon J. Evenett (Editor), Bernard Hoekman (Editor)
1845426002
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume is a careful selection of the leading legal and economic papers analyzing international discrimination in government purchasing. It also includes the WTO agreement that seeks to curb such discrimination. Studies of individual country experiences are also featured, adding a practical dimension to what often appears to be a narrow technical debate. This authoritative and wide-ranging volume will provide trade negotiators, other government officials including purchasing officers, and scholars with a thorough grounding so as to effectively assess proposals for further international rules on government procurement practices, be they in bilateral, regional, or multilateral arenas.

About the Author
Edited by Simon J. Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic...


Putting Development First: The Importance of Policy Space in the WTO and IFIs
Kevin P. Gallagher (Editor)
1842776355
October 2005
Paperback
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The Eu, the Wto and the NAFTA
J. H. H. Weiler
0198298749
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume, built on a recent series of courses at the Academy of European Law in Florence, addresses the overlapping regulatory trade regimes of the WTO, EU, and NAFTA. The various contributions deal with discrete areas of the international trading system. The coexistence of regimes, often
governing simultaneously complex transnational transactions, is the focus of the volume.


The Eu, the Wto, and the NAFTA
Joseph H. H. Weiler
0199248125
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on a recent series of courses at the Academy of European Law in Florence, this volume addresses the overlapping regulatory trade regimes of the WTO, the EU, and the NAFTA.


A Handbook on the GATS Agreement: A WTO Secretariat Publication
Staff of WTO Trade in Services Division
0521615674
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This handbook aims to provides a better understanding of GATS and the challenges and opportunities of the ongoing negotiations. For users who are familiar with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), similarities and differences are pointed out where relevant. Likewise, for users who are familiar with the balance-of-payments definition of 'trade', departures from the Agreement's coverage are explained. Text boxes ('Food for Thought') are included to stimulate further thinking about the core concepts and implications of the Agreement.


The WTO, Intellectual Property Rights And The Knowledge Economy (Critical Perspectives on the Global Trading System and the Wto)
Keith E. Maskus (Editor)
1843762374
January 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive collection brings together major articles written by leading economists, political scientists and legal scholars to analyze the complexities of the modern global system of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and its relationship with the WTO. The papers selected consider the role of IPRs in the knowledge economy, itself a force for rapid globalization. They first place IPRs into context as a trade issue and their controversial role within the WTO. Several articles analyze the ability of IPRs to encourage innovation and support markets, emphasizing controversial problems in developing countries: special attention is given to the role of patents in biodiversity and essential medicines. Additional contributions provide important theoretical and empirical perspectives on the economics of IPRs in the...


The Future of Global Economic Organizations: An Evaluation of Criticisms Leveled at the IMF, the Multilateral Development Banks, and the WTO
John W. Head
1571052992
August 30, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book offers a skilled arms-length evaluation, from a legal perspective, of the main criticisms that have been leveled recently at the key global economic organizations – that is, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and its fellow multilateral developmental banks (MDBs), and the World Trade Organization (WTO). THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORGANIZATIONS stands out from most of the growing body of literature on the IMF, MDBS, and the WTO in two main respects: the book’s scope and the author’s experience. Whereas numerous commentators have focused on particular strengths and weaknesses of one or the other of the GEOs, and have argued for changes on the basis of specific areas of operation, this book takes a wider view to examine all the GEOs at once. This broader scope...


A Handbook on the GATS Agreement: A WTO Secretariat Publication
Staff of WTO Trade in Services Division
0521850711
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This handbook aims to provides a better understanding of GATS and the challenges and opportunities of the ongoing negotiations. For users who are familiar with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), similarities and differences are pointed out where relevant. Likewise, for users who are familiar with the balance-of-payments definition of 'trade', departures from the Agreement's coverage are explained. Text boxes ('Food for Thought') are included to stimulate further thinking about the core concepts and implications of the Agreement.


Like Products' in International Trade Law
Won-Mog Choi
0199260788
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The obligations of international trade law hinge upon the question of what constitutes "like products." Trade disputes will often involve an examination of whether the products in question are in competition with one another. This book seeks to develop consistent principles and an effective
definition for this central issue of world trade law.


International Trade Rules: An Answer Book on the Wto Agreements for Small and Medium-Sized Exporters: Trade Secrets
International Trade Centre Unctad
9291371939
January 2005
Paperback
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Poverty And the WTO: Impacts of the Doha Development Agenda (World Bank Trade and Development Series) (World Bank Trade and Development Series)
Thomas W. Hertel (Editor), L. Alan Winters (Editor)
082136314X
December 5, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"Poverty and the WTO breaks new ground in addressing a key question: how does trade liberalization affect the poor? It is the first book to link the WTO negotiations in Geneva with the attempts of impoverished households in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to emerge from poverty. New analytical approaches and nearly a dozen detailed country studies provide accessible account of the connection between trade and poverty and of the choices that policy makers face. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the poverty impacts of Doha, be they researcher or policy maker." - Anthony J. Venables, Chief Economist, U.K. Department of International Development Yu Kuo-Hwa Professor of International Economics London School of Economics and Political Science "In this volume, many of the world's top scholars of...


Transatlantic Economic Disputes
Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
0199261725
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Recent transatlantic relations have been plagued by a seemingly endless series of disputes over trade and other economic and political interests. Some of these disputes have been amongst the most prominent of the WTO era: the Bananas Case, the Beef Hormones Case and over the application of the
Helms-Burton Act. This book analyzes the source of transatlantic disputes, the means employed to prevent and settle such disputes both bilaterally and through the dispute settlement mechanism of the of the WTO, and to identify promising areas for reform.


The Liberalization of Maritime Transport Services : With Special Reference to the WTO/GATS Framework (Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs)
Benjamin Parameswaran
3540222405
September 20, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Despite multiple efforts on the bilateral, regional and multilateral level to create uniform or at least harmonized rules for commercial operations and practices in the maritime transport sector and to liberalize maritime transport services by tearing down the barriers that exist in that sector, there is until today no global regime regulating (or rather deregulating) the supply of maritime transport services and ensuring open markets. In this situation, private economic actors are confronted with substantial legal uncertainty. This book provides a detailed analysis of the history of maritime transport services in the Uruguay and post-Uruguay Round negotiations and the role of the sector in the ongoing Doha Round talks, where Member States have the opportunity to work towards a global regime ensuring the...


Transatlantic Trade Disputes
Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
0199261733
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Recent transatlantic relations have been plagued by a seemingly endless series of disputes over trade and other economic and political interests. Some of these disputes have been amongst the most prominent of the WTO era: the Bananas Case, the Beef Hormones Case and over the application of the
Helms-Burton Act. This book analyzes the source of transatlantic disputes, the means employed to prevent and settle such disputes both bilaterally and through the dispute settlement mechanism of the of the WTO, and to identify promising areas for reform.

This book begins with a survey of transatlantic governance and dispute settlement problems. Part II analyzes 14 case-studies of transatlantic economic and regulatory disputes written by leading EU and US experts. The analytical papers in Part III examine the disputes...


Trade Policy Review (Wto)Sri Lanka (Both Vol. In
Trade Policy Review (Wto)Sri Lanka
9287011516

Hardcover
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Book Description
The Secretariat report examines the country's trade-related policies and measures, covering tariffs and a wide range of non-tariff barriers, from an economic perspective. The report reviews the impact of these policies and measures on the country's recent overall economic performance, and on the development of major sectors. The government report describes the country's trade-related policies and the basic institutional and legal structure affecting the trade policy decision-making process. It examines these policies against the background of the wider economic and development needs of the country concerned.


Wto Dispute Settlement Procedures: A Collection of the Relevant Legal Texts
WTO Secretariat Staff
0521010772
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
New material has been added, including the "Working Procedures for Appellate Review", and the "Rules of Conduct for the DSU" in the second edition. The provisions on consultation and on dispute settlement in each of the Multilateral Trade Agreements covered by the DSU are now collected together. Cross references between the texts have been extended and key words within the index have been augmented to reflect the extended coverage.


Agricultural Policy Reform And The Wto: Where Are We Heading
Giovanni Anania (Editor)
1843768925
December 4, 2004
Hardcover
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Remedies and the Wto Agreement
Chi Carmody
0199268762
June 2004
Hardcover
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