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Termites in the Trading System: How Preferential Agreements Undermine Free Trade

Jagdish Bhagwati

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331653
eISBN:
9780199851850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331653.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book shines a critical light on preferential trade agreements (PTAs), revealing how the rapid spread of PTAs endangers the world trading system. Numbering by now well over 300, and rapidly ... More


Rules of Origin and US trade policy

Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, and Thierry Verdier

in The Origin of Goods: Rules of Origin in Regional Trade Agreements

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290482
eISBN:
9780191603471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290482.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Rules of origin (ROOs) in US free-trade agreements (FTAs) provide particularized benefits to industries like textiles and autos. In so doing, they have helped win Congressional approval of ... More


Preferential trade arrangements production, and trade with differentiated intermediates †

Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, and Thierry Verdier

in The Origin of Goods: Rules of Origin in Regional Trade Agreements

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290482
eISBN:
9780191603471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290482.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter focuses on the difference between free trade agreements with rules of origin and customs unions. The first part develops a model to assess the trade and production in intermediate and ... More


Introduction

Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, and Thierry Verdier

in The Origin of Goods: Rules of Origin in Regional Trade Agreements

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290482
eISBN:
9780191603471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290482.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the regionalism debate in the light of a rising globalization of the production process. It argues that depending on their design, preferential ... More


A Freer Hand to Promote Free Trade: Fast Track from Nixon to G. W. Bush

Jasmine Farrier

in Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192628
eISBN:
9780813135496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192628.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the institutional developments surrounding the 30-year history of the fast-track trade implementation process that have a similarity to the BRAC commissions and tell an ... More


International Pressures on Developing Countries

Carolyn Deere

in The Implementation Game: The TRIPS Agreement and the Global Politics of Intellectual Property Reform in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199550616
eISBN:
9780191720284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550616.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 5 explores how international pressures on developing countries contributed to variation in TRIPS implementation, describing the kinds of power at play, the players involved, and the tools ... More


Power Multiplied or Power Restrained? the United States and Multilateral Institutions in the Americas

Hal Klepak

in US Hegemony and International Organizations: The United States and Multilateral Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199261437
eISBN:
9780191599309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261431.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The central argument is that US power, once established as predominant in the hemisphere, has been nothing short of decisive in the founding, nature, and functioning of the regional multilateral ... More


Rules of Origin as export subsidies †

Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, and Thierry Verdier

in The Origin of Goods: Rules of Origin in Regional Trade Agreements

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290482
eISBN:
9780191603471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290482.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter estimates the effect of NAFTA’s rules of origin (ROO) on Mexican access to the US market, treating ROO as politically-determined. Econometric estimates of bilateral disaggrated trade, ... More


International Enforcement Cooperation and Judicial Assistance

Chris Noonan

in The Emerging Principles of International Competition Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199207527
eISBN:
9780191708817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207527.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Competition Law

This chapter discusses the various forms of international competition law enforcement cooperation pursued by the international community. Section 13.2 briefly surveys the existing international ... More


The Proliferation of FTAs and Prospects for Trade Liberalization in East Asia

Yung Chul Park and Inkyo Cheong

in China, Asia, and the New World Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235889
eISBN:
9780191717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235889.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyzes the causes and possible consequences of proliferation of bilateral FTAs, focusing on the case of East Asia. It attempts to find clues as to whether the bilateral FTAs in East ... More


Regional Integration: NAFTA and the Reconfiguration of North American Industry

Lorraine Eden and Antoine Monteils

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The impacts of regional integration on firm location strategies post‐1989 in North America are investigated using three different data sets. First, World Investment Report data (UNCTAD, 1998) show ... More


Evolution of the Government Procurement Agreement Model and Procurement Linkages

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the original negotiations in the OECD that paved the way for the development of the GPA. These negotiations took place against a background of domestic use of procurement ... More


Regional Integration and Foreign Direct Investment

Magnus Blomström, Steven Globerman, and Ari Kokko

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

It is suggested that the most serious challenge facing a study of the relationship between regional integration and foreign direct investment is the multidimensional nature of the issue. In ... More


Costs and Benefits of Economic Integration in Asia

Robert J. Barro and Jong-Wha Lee (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753987
eISBN:
9780199896783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753987.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The global financial crisis of 2008/09 raised concerns that the world would move toward protectionism and isolationism. One fear was that tariffs and other barriers to international trade would ... More


Integrating Services in South Asia: Trade, Investment, and Mobility

Rupa Chanda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069959
eISBN:
9780199080021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069959.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book analyses the prospects for services integration in South Asia, focusing on member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) — India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, ... More


The Labor Dimension of the Emerging Free Trade Area of the Americas

Steve Charnovitz

in Labour Rights as Human Rights

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199281060
eISBN:
9780191700156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281060.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Negotiations for a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) began over six years ago and were slated, at the time of writing, to be finished by 2005. The nations of the Americas could certainly benefit ... More


Proliferating Preferential Trade Agreements

Jagdish Bhagwati

in Termites in the Trading System: How Preferential Agreements Undermine Free Trade

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331653
eISBN:
9780199851850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331653.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Most preferential trade agreements (PTAs) are in the form of free trade agreements (FTAs), which is a rare few contain an added common external tariff that converts them into customs unions (CUs). ... More


The North American Integration Regime and its Implications for the World Trading System

FREDERICK M. ABBOTT

in The EU, the WTO, and the NAFTA: Towards a Common Law of International Trade?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248124
eISBN:
9780191714863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248124.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Although the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and European Union (EU) regional integration processes have shortcomings, there is also reason to conclude that these enterprises are ... More


Expanding Patent Rights in Pharmaceuticals: The Linkage between Patents and Drug Registration

Carlos M. Correa

in The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342109
eISBN:
9780199866823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342109.003.00011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In some developed countries, the patent owners' exclusive rights have been stretched by allowing them to block the marketing approval of competing pharmaceutical generic products. This creates a ... More


The EU, the WTO, and the NAFTA: Towards a Common Law of International Trade?

J. H. H. Weiler (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248124
eISBN:
9780191714863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248124.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The starting point of this book is the coexistence of the overlapping regimes of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the European Union (EU), and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On ... More


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