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Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism

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  • Free Trade for the Americas?by Paulo Vizentini; Marianne Wiesebron

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    This book focuses on the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement. This volume explains the origins and ongoing process of the negotiations and explains why the US wants to expand its NAFTA model. It makes clear that investment protection, in addition to trade, is at the heart of the new agreement. And it examines in-depth the possible consequences... more...

  • Trade Preference Erosionby Maurizio Bussolo

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 34.99

    This volume introduces the gender dimension in the empirical analyses on the links between trade and poverty. Gender disparities, an important component of overall inequality, may limit the gains from trade and the potential benefits to poor people. This view is supported by the robust finding that while growth (as well as the gains from trade) is... more...

  • Lessons from NAFTAby Daniel Lederman

    World Bank Publications 2004; US$ 24.99

    Analyzing the experience of Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Lessons from NAFTA aims to provide guidance to Latin American and Caribbean countries considering free trade agreements with the United States. The authors conclude that the treaty raised external trade and foreign investment inflows and had a modest effect on... more...

  • NAFTA, WTO and Global Business Strategyby BRADLY CONDON

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 139.00

    Condon explains key aspects of NAFTA and WTO rules on trade in goods and services, foreign direct investment and intellectual property protection and shows how these rules affect global business strategies. Cases are used to illustrate how these agreements work and how they affect crucial business interests. He examines the political context in which... more...

  • North American Homeland Securityby Anil Hira; Imtiaz Hussain; Satya Pattnayak

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    Did 9/11 revive a North American guns-butter trade-off? Established in the largest administrative overhaul since World War II, the Department of Homeland Security was charged with keeping the United States safe within a wider security community, but confronted the Washington Consensus-based Western Hemisphere free trade movement, beginning with the... more...

  • Economic and Environmental Impact of Free Trade in East and South East Asiaby Paul J. Thomassin

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    In recent years, the East and South East Asian region has witnessed a rapid expansion of regional economic cooperation through bilateral and plurilateral free trade agreements. The current book attempts to comprehensively analyze the economic and environmental impacts of regional economic integration in East and South East Asia to the year 2020. This... more...

  • Looking Beyond Tariffsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 98.00

    The studies in this volume review concerns that exporters and governments have raised about market access. This publication analyses where and why certain non-tariff measures are being applied to traded goods that are covered by multilateral rules and disciplines, and how they continue to represent challenges for exporters and policy makers. The specific... more...

  • The Uruguay Round Agreement on Agricultureby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 77.00

    The Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture (URAA) was a turning point in the reform of the agricultural trade system. It imposed disciplines on trade-distorting domestic policies and established new rules in the areas of market access and export competition. How effective have the three disciplines contained in the URAA been in bringing about a reduction... more...

  • Vulnerable Places, Vulnerable Peopleby Jonathan A. Cook; Owen Cylke; Donald F. Larson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Drawing on research from six countries around the developing world, this book presents the perspectives of researchers at both the world's largest development organization (The World Bank) and the world's largest conservation organization (World Wildlife Fund) on the debate over trade liberalization and its effects on poverty and the environment. more...

  • No Ordinary Dealby Jane Kelsey

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 36.35

    At a time when the global financial crisis has exposed deep flaws in the global free market, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Chile, Peru and Vietnam are negotiating a free-trade agreement to surpass all others. Jane Kelsey and her international team of expert commentators expose the myths of yet another neo-liberal adventure. more...