Navigating the Free Trade–Fair Trade Fault-Lines
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Navigating the Free Trade–Fair Trade Fault-Lines

Michael J. Trebilcock

Is Free Trade desirable? Does it primarily benefit the wealthy? And what are its impacts on individual autonomy and human dignity? These are some of the fundamental questions that acclaimed trade law expert, Michael Trebilcock, sets out to answer in this pithy and insightful journey through the past, present and future of international trade agreements and trade policy.
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Chapter III: The case for multilateral trade agreements versus preferential agreements and special dispensations for developing countries

Michael J. Trebilcock

Abstract

Chapter 3 addresses the case for multilateral trade agreements where all the signatories agreed to trade with each other and a common set of ground rules, versus preferential or regional trade agreements which by definition treat members more favourably than nonmembers, and versus the case for special dispensations from common trade rules in the case of developing countries.

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