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Trade and Development: Systemic Lessons from WTO Experience with Implementation, Trade Facilitation, and Aid for Trade

J Michael Finger

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In the Uruguay Round, developing countries behaved as full partners rather than as supplicants in the system. This step forward has, however, been reversed by outrageous mismanagement of the hangover ... More


The GATS and Developing Countries: Why Such Limited Traction? *

Bernard Hoekman

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

With the exception of basic telecommunications, very little progress has been made to date in using the GATS framework to lock in unilateral reforms that have already been implemented, let alone in ... More


Trade to Live or Live to Trade: The World Trade Organization, Development, and Poverty

Sarah Joseph

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter addresses two anti-WTO critiques. First, it examines the argument that current WTO rules are biased in favour of developed states. Second, it examines the argument that trade ... More


MFN and the Third-party Economic Interests of Developing Countries in GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement

Chad P Bown

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the indirect or “third-party” interest of developing countries in WTO trade disputes over market access. It then documents the various economic reasons why a country may have ... More


The Global Justice Movement

Andrew Lang

in World Trade Law after Neoliberalism: Reimagining the Global Economic Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592647
eISBN:
9780191731396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592647.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the immediate background to the contemporary trade and human rights debate, focusing on the years from roughly the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. The chapter is structured in ... More


Development at the World Trade Organization

Sonia E. Rolland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600885
eISBN:
9780191738364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600885.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book engages in a systematic analysis of development-oriented rules and procedures at the WTO. It argues that the shortcomings of the Doha Development Round are due in part to the failure to ... More


Editors’ introduction

Chantal Thomas and Joel P Trachtman

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the major themes of this book, which provides a comprehensive, nuanced, and varied view of the position of developing countries in the WTO ... More


Trade Liberalization: Gradualism, Reciprocity, Reversibility

Michael J. Trebilcock

in Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370658
eISBN:
9780199370672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370658.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

While dramatic trade liberalization has characterized much of the post-war period, it has rarely been abrupt or unilateral. Typically, trade liberalizing commitments are negotiated and enshrined in ... More


Concluding Remarks—Challenges for the Future

Panagiotis Delimatsis

in International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations: Necessity, Transparency, and Regulatory Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533152
eISBN:
9780191714528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533152.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Several GATS-intrinsic setbacks and political obstacles as identified in the previous chapters may slow down, but cannot reverse the pace of services liberalization in the future. The GATS is the ... More


From Local to Global—The Role of Geographical Isolation in Shaping Competition Law

Peter Kunzlik

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Geographical isolation refers to the extent to which various boundaries that are concerned with politics, time, distance, and other such aspects isolate particular population centres from one ... More


The WTO and Regional Trade Agreements as Competing Fora for Constitutional Reforms: Trade and Human Rights

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

in Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199206995
eISBN:
9780191695674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206995.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines trade and human rights issues in relation to the view that regional trade agreements (RTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) are competing fora for constitutional reforms. ... More


Cordell Hull, the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act, and the WTO

Kenneth W. Dam

in Reforming the World Trading System: Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Democratic Governance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282623
eISBN:
9780191700224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282623.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter recalls that the year 2004 was the 70th anniversary of the US Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act of 1934 which fundamentally changed trade policy-making in the US and furnished the template ... More


The Unanswered: Indirect Protection through the GATT

Charlotte E. Blattner

in Protecting Animals Within and Across Borders: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the Challenges of Globalization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190948313
eISBN:
9780190948344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948313.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the breadth and scope of options available to states that want to indirectly protect animals across the border, in particular under the law of the World Trade Organization ... More


Transatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann and Mark A. Pollack (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199261727
eISBN:
9780191698774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261727.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

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 ... More


Asymmetry in the Uruguay Round and in the Doha Round

Sylvia Ostry

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the unintended consequences of the Uruguay Round, focusing on the issue of asymmetry. A number of case studies by the World Bank demonstrate both the capacity deficit in poor ... More


On the Expected Economic Effects of Trade Liberalization and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Christoph Moser

in Mega-Regional Trade Agreements: CETA, TTIP, and TiSA: New Orientations for EU External Economic Relations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808893
eISBN:
9780191846625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808893.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The economic contribution of this chapter is to explain the main theoretical channels through which trade liberalization leads to welfare gains and to highlight important differences between ... More


The WTO and Cosmopolitics

Steve Charnovitz

in Reforming the World Trading System: Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Democratic Governance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282623
eISBN:
9780191700224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282623.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter comments on the proposals by European Union Commissioner, Pascal Lamy, to promote ‘cosmopolitan constituencies’ supporting welfare-increasing trade liberalization and transnational ... More


How Can Parliamentary Participation in WTO Rule-Making and Democratic Control be Made More Effective? The European Context

Meinhard Hilf

in Reforming the World Trading System: Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Democratic Governance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282623
eISBN:
9780191700224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282623.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter offers a European perspective on how to make parliamentary participation in World Trade Organization (WTO) rule-making and democratic control more effective in the WTO. It criticizes the ... More


Sovereign Debt and the Right to Food

Olivier De Schutter

in Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198810445
eISBN:
9780191847783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810445.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Sovereign debt and the measures imposed on indebted nations, in conjunction with trade liberalisation under the WTO or other similar regimes have forced many countries to forego traditional food ... More


From Excess to Despair: The Persistence of Poverty

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol and Stephen Joseph Powell

in Just Trade: A New Covenant Linking Trade and Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814736937
eISBN:
9780814790861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814736937.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines whether the trade regime, including NAFTA, has alleviated property or merely perpetuated it. It begins with an overview of poverty within the human rights and international ... More


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