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Getting past the WTO deadlock: the plurilateral option?

Woolcock, Stephen (2013) Getting past the WTO deadlock: the plurilateral option? RSCAS Policy Papers, RSCAS PP 2013/08. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Global Governance Programme, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole (FI), Italy.

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Abstract

The WTO’s Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations are blocked. After repeated attempts to make progress, trade ministers have called for exploring new approaches to negotiations. This has been interpreted by some as clearing the way for plurilateral negotiations between subsets of like-minded WTO members and that need not apply or benefit all WTO members. This paper discusses a number of questions that arise with respect to plurilateral agreements and argues that in light of the very low probability of new plurilateral agreements being accepted by WTO members the focus should be on the impact of preferential trade agreements and how these can be better accommodated in the multilateral trading system.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://globalgovernanceprogramme.eui.eu/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: RSCAS PP 2013/08
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 16:14
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/55842/

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