Beginning with a detailed discussion of the World Trade Organisation and the Uruguay Round and its achievements, this book delves into the causal factors behind the failure to launch the new round of multilateral trade negotiations in Seattle in December 1999. Dilip K. Das tries to determine the precise point reached by the global trading system and map out a way forward, exploring the likely items to be included in the agenda for the new round of multilateral trade negotiations and provides contours for a post-Seattle global trading system.
This book provides an excellent overview of the contemporary global trading system and will be very useful to advanced students and professional economists. It will also greatly benefit policy makers and active participants in trade and global diplomacy.
1. Global Trading System at Crossroads
2. Seattle and its Aftermath
3. The Uruguay Round: Implementation and Consequences
4. An Action Agenda: A Post-Seattle Perspective
5. Implications of the Forthcoming Round: Trade Liberalization in a Dynamic Setting