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The WTO as an International Organization - Anne O. Krueger

The WTO as an International Organization

Paperback Published: 5th January 2001
ISBN: 9780226454498
Number Of Pages: 426

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The World Trade Organization was established in the 1990s, superseding the GATT and providing a stronger institutional foundation for international trading arrangement among countries. As an international organization it faces a number of challenges, including achieving agreement over trade in services, bringing in new members from the economies in transition and developing countries, making the strengthened dispute settlement mechanism effective, and bringing about an increasingly open multilateral trading system. This volume analyzes the challenges and opportunities confronting the WTO. Several chapters address the WTO's institutional capacity directly, through such issues as the way national policies may influence or constrain the WTO, the difficulties of achieving coherence with the World Bank and the IMF, and the resources available to the WTO's secretariat in relation to the tasks it faces. Other papers in this volume consider more contemporary policy issues facing the WTO, including how to bring services trade into an open multilateral framework, how dispute settlement mechanisms can be improved, and how other concerns, such as labour standards and environmental issues may be addressed. Two papers focus on the WTO's relationship to developing countries and countries in transition, and an introductory chapter provides an overview of the WTO's operation. The text presumes no technical background in economics.

Foreword The Honorable K. Kesavapany
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Chronology
Introduction
The WTO's Institutional Capacity
The Capacity of the WTO to Fulfill Its Mandate Richard Blackhurst
The WTO in Relation to the Fund and the Bank: Competencies, Agendas, and Linkages David Vines Comment: The Linkages of the World Bank with the GATT/WTO
International Agencies and Cross-Border Liberalization: The WTO in Context David Henderson Comment
International Institutions and Domestic Policies: GATT, WTO, and the Liberalization of International Trade Judith Goldstein Comment
Designing and Implementing Effective Dispute Settlement Procedures: WTO Dispute Settlement, Appraisal and Prospects
The Untied States, the ITO, and the WTO: Exit Options, Agent Slack, and Presidential Leadership
Substantive Issues and Challenges
Domestic Policy Objectives and the Multilateral Trade Order: Lessons from the Past
Environmental and Labor Standards: What Role for the WTO?
Greater Coherence in Global Economic Policymaking: A WTO Perspective
Comment
Reaching Effective Agreements Covering Services
Comment
Imposing Multilateral Discipline on Administered Protection
Regionalism and the WTO: Is Nondiscrimination Passe?
Issues of Concern to Particular Country Groupings
The Role of the WTO for Economies in Transition
Comment
What Can the WTO Do for Developing Countries?
Comment
Conclusions
An Agenda for the WTO Anne O. Krueger Conference Participants
Name Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780226454498
ISBN-10: 0226454495
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 5th January 2001
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Type: New edition

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