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Reclaiming Development in the World Trading System 2nd ed isbn 9781107098930

Reclaiming Development in the World Trading System

ISBN13: 9780521136082
New Edition ISBN: 9781107098930
Published: November 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback IN 2006)
Price: Out of print
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780521852968

Prevalent poverty in less developed countries is one of the most pressing issues of our time and economic development in these countries is necessary to bring them out of poverty. As seen in the successful development cases of East Asian countries, international trade is closely relevant to economic development, and export facilitation and effective industrial policies have been the key to the successful development. Current GATT/WTO provisions facilitating development are insufficient and some WTO provisions prevent developing countries from adopting effective development policies. This book is the first attempt to suggest a comprehensive modification of the current GATT/WTO disciplines to better facilitate development. The book also examines the need to elevate the level of regulatory treatment of development issues by the WTO and proposes the Agreement on Development Facilitation and the Council for Trade and Development within the WTO.

  • The first book to propose a modification of the WTO disciplines for the facilitation of development
  • Proposes differentiated preference schemes according to the development status of developing countries
  • Suggests an elevated, separate, regulatory treatment for development issues

International Trade
1. Poverty, economic development, and international trade
2. Current regulatory framework for international trade: the WTO system
3. Reclaiming development: tariff bindings and subsidies
4. Anti-dumping and safeguards
5. 'Expansion' of trade disciplines and development.