Conflict, chaos and confusion the crisis in the international trading system

Pt. 1. The institutions of international trade -- A new world chaos? International institutions in the information age -- Taming the dragon : the WTO after the accession of China / co-authored with A. L. Hobbs -- Homeland security and the rules of international trade -- A club no more : the WTO afte...

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Main Author: Kerr, William Alexander
Corporate Authors: Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar c2010
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Pt. 1. The institutions of international trade -- A new world chaos? International institutions in the information age -- Taming the dragon : the WTO after the accession of China / co-authored with A. L. Hobbs -- Homeland security and the rules of international trade -- A club no more : the WTO after Doha -- Pt. 2. Economic issues in international commercial policy -- International harmonisation and the gains from trade -- Dumping : one of those economic myths -- Special and differential treatment : a mechanism to promote development? -- Science-based rules of trade : a mantra for some, anathema for others -- The efficacy of TRIPS : incentives, capacity and threats -- Enjoying a good port with a clear conscience : geographic indicators, rent seeking and development -- Recession, international trade and the fallacies of composition -- Pt. 3. The conduct of trade negotiations -- Vested interests in queuing and the loss of the WTO's club good : the long-run costs of US bilateralism -- Too smart for their own good! Complexity, capacity and credence in trade negotiations -- Trade agreements : the important role of transparency -- 'Waiting for Godot' or riding the Orient Express? Trade negotiations and the global audience -- Pt. 4. The future of the international trading system -- Is it time to re-think the WTO? A return to the basics -- The changing nature of protectionism : are 'free traders' up to the challenges it presents? -- Who should make the rules of trade? The complex issue of multilateral environmental agreements -- Political precaution, pandemics and protectionism -- International trade education : do we need a new model for the global market?
After 15 years the WTO is not functioning as envisioned and is faced with many new trade challenges climate change, terrorism, pandemics, genetically modified organisms, food safety which it is ill-equipped to handle. Conflict, Chaos and Confusion sheds light on this deep and acute crisis, focusing on contentious and complex new trade issues and how they will affect international trade in the future
Physical Description:ix, 196 p
ISBN:9781849808187
1849804486
9781849804486