The book examines the achievements of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations in
reforming the world trading system and the challenges to future reforms. It begins
with an overview of the genesis of the world trading system and moves on to examine
the key issues as they relate to developing countries. These include further
liberalization of agricultural trade; abolition of the Multifibre Arrangement;
environmental and labour standards; competition policy; regional integration in
South East Asia; and the implications for developing Asian countries of the
liberalization of the Chinese economy and its WTO membership. Furthermore, the book
discusses the links between trade liberalization and poverty reduction – drawing on
the experience of Asian countries – and puts forward arguments on how trade
liberalization could effect a greater reduction in poverty.
The Uruguay Round and Beyond
Subjects: business and management, international business, development studies, development economics, law and development, economics and finance, development economics, international economics, law - academic, law and development
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