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  • 7 b/w illus. 33 tables
  • Page extent: 336 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.62 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 382/.92/095
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: HF2294 .O68 2003
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Free trade--Asia
    • Free trade--Pacific Area
    • Foreign trade regulation--Asia
    • Foreign trade regulation--Pacific Area
    • Asia--Commercial policy

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521821247 | ISBN-10: 052182124X)

Despite the decision of the WTO members to launch a new round of negotiations at their Doha Ministerial in November 2001, developing countries continue to have very real concerns on a number of key issues. The successful completion of the Doha trade round and the realization of the goals of its Development Agenda represent a major challenge for both the developed and the developing world. The primary aim of this volume is to improve understanding of the issues, the objectives of policy and the options for trade policy reform particularly as they impact on the Asia-Pacific region. A team of authors from developing and developed countries in the Asia-Pacific identify ways in which progress might be made on the key negotiating topics, including market access and related issues in agriculture, non-agriculture merchandise and in trade in services.

• In-depth focus on East Asia • Analyses key economic policy issues from both developed and developing countries' perspectives • Contributors are all experts in the region

Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of abbreviations and acronyms; List of contributors; 1. An overview: options for global trade reform - a view from the Asia-Pacific Will Martin and Mari Pangestu; 2. Agriculture and the Doha Development Agenda Kym Anderson, Erwidodo, Tubagus Feridhanusetyawan and Anna Strutt; 3. Liberalizing trade in manufactures Florian A. Alburo; 4. Returning textiles and clothing to GATT disciplines Nattapong Thongpakde and Wisarn Pupphavesa; 5. Approaches to further liberalization of trade in services Patrick Low and Aaditya Mattoo; 6. Liberalization of air transport services Christopher Findlay and Deunden Nikomborirak; 7. Liberalization of maritime transport services Chia Lin Sien, Lloyd C. Onyirimba and George S. Akpan; 8. International trade in telecoms services Ma. Joy V. Abrenica and Tony Warren; 9. East Asia and options for negotiations on investment Bijit Bora, Chia Siow Yue, Nick Freeman and Shujiro Urata; 10. Competition policy, developing countries, and the World Trade Organization Kerrin M. Vautier, Peter Lloyd and Ing-Wen Tsai; 11. The long and winding road to the Government Procurement Agreement: Korea's accession experience Inbom Choi; 12. Trade facilitation in the World Trade Organization: Singapore to Doha and beyond Yuen Pau Woo; 13. Trade, the environment and labour: text, institutions and context Simon S. C. Tay; Index.

Contributors

Will Martin, Mari Pangestu, Kym Anderson, Erwidodo, Tubagus Feridhanusetyawan, Anna Strutt, Florian A. Alburo, Nattapong Thongpakde, Wisarn Pupphavesa, Patrick Low, Aaditya Mattoo, Christopher Findlay, Deunden Nikomborirak, Chia Lin Sien, Lloyd C. Onyirimba, George S. Akpan, Ma. Joy V. Abrenica, Tony Warren, Bijit Bora, Chia Siow Yue, Nick Freeman, Shujiro Urata, Kerrin M. Vautier, Peter Lloyd, Ing-Wen Tsai, Inbom Choi, Yuen Pau Woo, Simon S. C. Tay

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