1st Edition

Developing Countries and Global Trade Negotiations

Edited By Larry Crump, S. Javed Maswood Copyright 2007
    224 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction: Developing Countries and Global Trade Negotiations
    Javed Maswood and Larry Crump

    Chapter 1: Growing Power Meets Frustration in the Doha Round’s First Four Years
    John S. Odell

    Chapter 2: Developing Countries and the G20 in the Doha Round
    Javed Maswood

    Chapter 3: Agricultural Tariff and Subsidy Cuts in the Doha Round 
    Kym Anderson and Will Martin

    Chapter 4: Making and Keeping Negotiating Gains: Lessons for the Weak from the Negotiations over Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines
    Peter Drahos

    Chapter 5: Services: The Importance of Further Liberalization for Business and Economic Development in the Region
    Christopher Findlay and Alexandra Sidorenko

    Chapter 6: The Future of Singapore Issues
    Pradeep S. Mehta and Nitya Nanda

    Chapter 7: Bilateral Negotiations in a Multilateral World: Implications for the WTO and Global Trade Policy Development
    Larry Crump


    Larry Crump, S. Javed Maswood