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The rise of bilateralism [electronic resource] : comparing American, European, and Asian approaches to preferential trade agreements / Kenneth Heydon and Stephen Woolcock.

By: Heydon, Kenneth.
Contributor(s): Woolcock, Stephen.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tokyo ; New York, N.Y. : United Nations University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 318 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789280871319 (electronic bk.); 9280871315 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tariff preferences -- United States | Tariff preferences -- Europe | Tariff preferences -- Asia | Handelsverdragen | Verenigde Staten | EU-landen | Azi�e | Bilateralit�at | Handelsabkommen | Pr�aferenzsystem | Asien | Europ�aische Union | USA | Handelsverdragen | Azi�e | EU-landen | Verenigde Staten | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Exports & Imports | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Marketing | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & TariffsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rise of bilateralism.DDC classification: 382/.753 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The issues : the nature and scope of PTA policy provisions -- Goals and outcomes : US, European and Asian approaches compared -- The effects -- Conclusion.
Summary: As multilateral negotiations become increasingly complex and protracted, preferential trade agreements have become the center of trade diplomacy, pushing beyond tariffs into deep integration and beyond regionalism into a web of bilateral deals, raising concerns about coercion by bigger players. This study examines American, European and Asian approaches to preferential trade agreements and their effects on trade, investment and economic welfare. It draws on theoretical works, but also examines the actual substance of agreements negotiated and envisaged.--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-300) and index.

As multilateral negotiations become increasingly complex and protracted, preferential trade agreements have become the center of trade diplomacy, pushing beyond tariffs into deep integration and beyond regionalism into a web of bilateral deals, raising concerns about coercion by bigger players. This study examines American, European and Asian approaches to preferential trade agreements and their effects on trade, investment and economic welfare. It draws on theoretical works, but also examines the actual substance of agreements negotiated and envisaged.--Publisher's description.

Introduction -- The issues : the nature and scope of PTA policy provisions -- Goals and outcomes : US, European and Asian approaches compared -- The effects -- Conclusion.

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