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Developing Countries and Global Trade Negotiations

1st Edition

Edited by Larry Crump, S. Javed Maswood

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210 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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The Doha Round of WTO negotiations commenced in November 2001 to further liberalize international trade and to specifically seek to remove trade barriers so developing countries might compete in major markets.

This book brings together an international team of leading academics and researchers to explore the main issues of the Doha Round trade negotiations, such as agriculture, pharmaceuticals and services trade. In particular, it looks at how the formation of the G20 has complicated negotiations and made it harder to balance the competing interests of developed and developing countries, despite rhetorical assertion that the outcomes of this Round would reflect the interests of developing countries. The authors examine both how developing countries form alliances (such as the G20) to negotiate in the WTO meetings and also explore specific issues affecting developing countries including:

  • trade in services
  • investment, competition policy, trade facilitation and transparency in government procurement
  • TRIPS and public health
  • agricultural tariffs and subsidies.

Contributing to an understanding of the dynamics of trade negotiations and the future of multilateralism, Developing Countries and Global Trade Negotiations will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of international trade, international negotiations, IPE and international relations.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Developing Countries and Global Trade Negotiations 1. Growing Power Meets Frustration in the Doha Round’s First Four Years 2. Developing Countries and the G20 in the Doha Round 3. Agricultural Tariff and Subsidy Cuts in the Doha Round 4. Making and Keeping Negotiating Gains: Lessons for the Weak from the Negotiations over Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines 5. Services: The Importance of Further Liberalization for Business and Economic Development in the Region 6. The Future of Singapore Issues 7. Bilateral Negotiations in a Multilateral World: Implications for the WTO and Global Trade Policy Development

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011020
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs