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Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations under the GATT and the WTO: Procedures and Practices 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9781107194335
Previous Edition ISBN: 0521804493
To be Published: November 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



Over the past seven decades, since the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was established in 1947, there has been a phenomenal increase in international trade in goods, largely due to sustained efforts by the world's main trading nations to reduce and eliminate tariff barriers in a multilaterally orchestrated manner.

This publication reviews how the procedures and practices relating to tariff negotiations and renegotiations have evolved over this time. In particular, this new edition recounts how negotiations to expand the duty-free coverage of the Information Technology Agreement were concluded and provides an account of tariff renegotiations regarding successive enlargements of the European Union. It also covers tariff negotiations for the accession of a number of new members to the WTO, such as China and Russia.

This book will be of particular interest to negotiators, members of government, trade ministries, economists and academics specialized in trade policy.

Subjects:
International Trade
Contents:
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1. Legal framework for tariff negotiations and renegotiations under GATT 1994
2. Tariff conferences and rounds of multilateral trade negotiations
3. Bilateral and plurilateral negotiations
4. Practice and procedures in renegotiations
5. Schedules of tariff concessions: rectification, modification and consolidation
6. Conclusions
Appendix A. Key provisions in the Havana Charter and GATT 1994 and related decision and understandings
Appendix B. Decisions and declarations commencing rounds of multilateral trade negotiations
Appendix C. Protocols embodying the results of multilateral trade negotiations
Appendix D. Decisions on procedures on renegotiations, rectifications, modifications and related subjects
Bibliography.