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Reshaping the World Trading System : A History of the Uruguay Round :  A History of the Uruguay Round - John Croome

Reshaping the World Trading System : A History of the Uruguay Round

A History of the Uruguay Round

Hardcover Published: December 1998
ISBN: 9789041111265
Number Of Pages: 360

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The Uruguay Round of negotiations in the GATT took over four years to prepare, and seven more years to complete. Failure often threatened; success was not certain until the very last days of the negotations. The most ambitious worldwide negotiations ever attempted on trade matters--perhaps, indeed, on any economic subject-- the Round covered an enormous range of questions, some highly sensitive. Over one hundred governments took part in these negotiations, defending the interests of countries of all sizes, stages of development and economic structures. Unlike previous GATT negotiations, this one spilled over into the political arena, sparking sharp controversy, international tension, and in some countries even riots. The agreements reached are expected to influence world growth and development for decades to come.Since the Uruguay Round agreements were signed in April 1994, they have been widely discussed and analyzed. Studies have sought to estimate their impact on world economic growth, production patterns, and world trade. This book, however, has a different purpose: to trace the history of the Round. It seeks to explain, in as accessible and non-technical a way as possible, how the Uruguay Round came about, why it covered the subjects it did, what the participants sought, and the twists, turns, setbacks and successes in each sector of the negotiations.

Foreword to the second edition
Towards a new round: 1979-86p. 1
Launching the Uruguay Roundp. 21
The road to Montreal: 1986-88p. 29
The mid-term reviewp. 141
Second half: 1989-90p. 153
Brussels and afterp. 237
Extra time: 1991p. 249
Frustrated hopes: 1992-93p. 285
Final pushp. 303
The WTO three years onp. 333
Ministerial Declaration on the Uruguay Roundp. 343
Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9789041111265
ISBN-10: 9041111263
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: December 1998
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2