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The WTO after Seattle - Jeffrey Schott

The WTO after Seattle

Paperback Published: 2000
ISBN: 9780881322903
Number Of Pages: 280
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The failure of the Seattle trade ministerial in December 1999 to launch a new round of multilateral trade negotiations dealt a major blow to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Seattle meetings exposed significant policy differences among the WTO member countries as well as shortcomings in the manner in which the WTO conducts its business & interacts with other international & nongovernmental organizations. The WTO after Seattle analyzes the problems & challenges facing the trading system in the aftermath of the Seattle ministerial. Leading trade experts examine why it is in the interests of both developed and developing countries to reengage in new trade talks & how such talks could promote world trade & economic development, reform WTO operations & strengthen public support for the trading system. The volume presents balanced perspectives on world trade problems by authors from the United States, Europe, Asia, & Latin America, with recommendations on what needs to be done in key areas to launch new talks. The authors address the WTO's existing mandate to negotiate on agriculture & services, as well as how to handle new issues such as investment, competition policy, e-commerce & trade-related environmental & labor issues. The editor, Jeffrey J. Schott, provides a comprehensive overview of the issues before the WTO & what needs to be done to begin a new round. June 2000. 220 pages (approx.). ISBN: paper 0-88132-290-3.18.00. "A fine critique of the past & a good roadmap for the future"-Sam Gibbons, Chairman of Gibbons & Company & former member of Congress & Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee.

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A fine critique of the past and a good roadmap for the future. -- Sam Gibbons, chairman of Gibbons & Company and former member of Congress and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Extraordinarily timely... a very rich source of fresh expertise for everybody interested in the origin, the consequences, the trade-offs, and the options for the multilateral trading system after the shock of Seattle. -- Rolf J. Langhammer, vice president, Kiel Institute of World Economics Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv

Prefacep. ix
Foreword: Reflections from Seattlep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
The WTO after Seattlep. 3
Interests and Objectives of the Major Trading Nations
The United States' Interest in New Global Trade Negotiationsp. 43
The EU Approach to a New Roundp. 53
Some Reflections on the Seattle Ministerial: Toward the Relaunching of a New Roundp. 59
The World Trading System: Seattle and Beyondp. 65
Developing Countries' Interests in a "Development Round"p. 71
Seattle and Beyond: Developing-Country Perspectivesp. 85
The WTO Agenda: Existing Mandates
Agriculture and the Next WTO Roundp. 91
Towards a More Balanced and Comprehensive Services Agreementp. 119
Intellectual Property Issues for the New Roundp. 137
Antidumping and Safeguardsp. 159
The WTO Agenda: New Issues
Getting Beyond No ...! Promoting Worker Rights and Tradep. 187
Trade, Competition, and the WTO Agendap. 205
Investment Issuesp. 223
Environment and the Trading System: Picking Up the Post-Seattle Piecesp. 243
Electronic Commerce in the WTOp. 253
The WTO Agenda: Institutional Issues
Dispute Settlement and a New Roundp. 269
Decision Making in the WTOp. 283
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ISBN: 9780881322903
ISBN-10: 0881322903
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 2000
Publisher: The Peterson Institute for International Economics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43

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