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Developing Countries and the WTO: A Pro-Active Agenda

Bernard Hoekman (Editor), Will Martin (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22531-7
336 pages
June 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume brings together a selection of papers that were prepared as background analyses for a collaborative research capacity-building project, focusing on the WTO negotiating agenda.

  • Contributors review the results of the Uruguay Round negotiations, discuss developing country concerns relating to the operation of the WTO and assess implementation of WTO agreements.

  • Contributors quantify the potential benefits of further global liberalization of access to markets for industrial and agricultural products, and assess the relative merits of expanding multilateral disciplines into new areas such as investment, competition, and labor and environmental policies.
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1. Developing Countries and the WTO Negotiations.

2. Two Principles for the Next Round.

3. Liberalising Agriculture and Manufacturers.

4. Developing Countries in the New Round of GATS.

5. Improving Africa's Participation in the WTO.

6. Implementation of Uruguay Round Commitments.

7. WTO Dispute Settlement: 8. Industrial Policy and the WTO.

9. Subsidiarity and the Governance Challenges.

10. Technical Regulations and Customs Procedures.

11. Competition and Policy in Developing Countries.

12. Maximising the Benefits of Trade Policy Review.

13. From TRIM's to a WTO Agreement on Investment?.

14. Bringing Discipline to Agriculural Policy via the WTO.
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Bernard Hoekman is Research Manager of the International Trade group in the Development Research Group of the World Bank.

Will Martin is the Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group (DECRG).

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