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Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations under the GATT and the WTO : Procedures and Practices - Anwarul Hoda

Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations under the GATT and the WTO

Procedures and Practices

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The procedures and practices to implement the provisions relating to tariff negotiations have evolved considerably since the GATT was established in 1947. The provisions themselves have undergone some changes in the last fifty-four years. Professor Hoda reviews the evolution of these provisions and of the procedures adopted and practices followed by the contracting parties to GATT 1947 and the Members of the WTO.

a --E It repays a close reading, and provides a comprehensive understanding of BATT/WTO tariff negotiations and renegotiations. It also makes an important contribution to the goal of transparency in international trade.a -- The Cambridge Law Journal

Prefacep. 5
Legal Framework for Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations under GATT 1994
Provisions Relating to Tariff Negotiationsp. 7
Provisions Relating to Tariff Renegotiationsp. 11
Other Provisions Relating to Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiationsp. 18
Tariff Conferences and Rounds of Multilateral Trade Negotiations
Overviewp. 25
Modalities of Tariff Negotiationsp. 26
Procedural Aspects of Rounds of Negotiationsp. 44
Reciprocity and its Measurement during Negotiationsp. 52
Developing Countries and the Concept of Non-Reciprocityp. 56
Base Rate and Base Datep. 64
Staging of Tariff Reductionsp. 65
Participation in Tariff Negotiationsp. 67
Institutional Aspects and Secretariat Supportp. 68
Results of Tariff Negotiationsp. 70
Tariff Negotiations for Accessionp. 73
Bilateral and Plurilateral Negotiations
Bilateral and Plurilateral Negotiations under GATT 1947p. 79
Bilateral and Plurilateral Negotiations under the WTOp. 79
Practice and Procedures in Renegotiation
Renegotiations during the Period 1948-1957p. 83
Renegotiations during the Period 1958-1994 under Article XXVIII: 1, 4 and 5p. 88
Other Renegotiations during the Period 1958-1994p. 97
Renegotiations under the WTO Agreement 1995-1999p. 107
Schedules of Tariff Concessions: Rectification, Modification and Consolidation
Establishment of Schedules, their Rectification and Modificationp. 111
Consolidation of Schedulesp. 117
Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding Systemp. 124
Integrated Data Basep. 131
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 135
Appendice
Key Provisions in the Havana Charter. GATT 1994 and the WTO Agreement and Related Understandingsp. 139
Decisions and Declarations commencing Rounds of Multilateral Trade Negotiationsp. 171
Protocols Embodying the Results of Multilateral Trade Negotiationsp. 227
Decisions on Procedures on Renegotiations, Rectifications, Modifications and related subjectsp. 253
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780521804493
ISBN-10: 0521804493
Series: WTO Internal Only Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 31st March 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.62