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Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism

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  • SAFTA: Living in a World of Regional Trade Agreementsby Jose Daniel Rodríguez-Delgado

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    The paper evaluates the South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) within the global structure of overlapping regional trade agreements (RTAs) using a modified gravity equation. First, it examines the effects of the Trade Liberalization Program which started in 2006. SAFTA would have a minor effect on regional trade flows and the impact on custom duties... more...

  • Policies, Enforcement, and Customs Evasion: Evidence from Indiaby Prachi Mishra; Arvind Subramanian; Petia Topalova

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    We examine the effect of tariff policies on evasion of customs duties, in the context of the trade reform in India of the 1990s. We exploit the variation in tariff rates across time and products to identify the evasion elasticity, namely, the effect of tariffs on evasion, and relate this elasticity to factors related to customs enforcement or the quality... more...

  • Trade Restrictiveness in the CEMAC Region. The Case of Congoby Maria-Angels Oliva

    International Monetary Fund 2008; US$ 9.00

    Congo's vital dependence on trade for development stands in contradiction with its trade policy. As a member of the CEMAC, Congo's tariff scheme at least formally is guided by CEMAC's 1994 trade regime agreement. This paper shows CEMAC's customs code is restrictive relative to that of comparable regional integration groups. The paper also... more...

  • Negotiating Freer Tradeby Ian M. Drummond; Norman Hillmer

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    On November 17, 1938, Great Britain, the United States, and Canada, after four years of discussion and manoeuvre, signed two wide-ranging and interlocking trade agreements. A few large elements dominated the talks. The Americans wanted to breach the walls of the British imperial preferential tariff system. The British were anxious to retain markets... more...

  • Uniting North American Businessby Robert T. Moran; Jeffrey D. Abbott

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    In today's global economy, NAFTA continues to present unprecedented opportunities for companies in cross-border commerce. 'Uniting North American Business: NAFTA Best Practices' focuses on best business practices and lessons learned in the years since the NAFTA agreement was first signed, and their impact on both the economy and society. 'Uniting... more...

  • Trading Women's Health and Rightsby Caren Grown; Elissa Braunstein; Anju Malhotra

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 36.95

    Around the world, policymakers and civil society are debating how economic and trade policies shape public health. This edited collection adds a new dimension to this debate. It synthesizes research from a variety of disciplines to analyse how the liberalization of international trade affects reproductive health and rights. Case studies from Mexico,... more...

  • Free Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacificby Christopher Findlay; Shujiro Urata

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 167.00

    Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have proliferated in East Asia as regional economies rush to catch up with the rest of the world — but what difference do they make? This book answers that question by providing an up-to-date assessment of the quality and impact of FTAs in the region. Featuring a collection of papers originally written for the prestigious... more...

  • Asian Free Trade Agreements and WTO Compatibilityby Shintaro Hamanaka

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 129.00

    It is an appropriate time to rethink the relationship between trade regionalism and multilateralism in the Asian context as we witness the proliferation of free trade agreements (FTAs) in Asia. In the 1980s and 1990s, many scholars and policymakers believed that Asian integration was market-based, rather than legal-based, and that Asian integration... more...

  • The Human Rights Impact of the World Trade Organisationby James Harrison

    Hart Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 108.00

    Examines the impact of international trade rules on the promotion and protection of human rights, and explains why human rights are an important mechanism for assessing the social justice impact of the international trading system. more...

  • Trade Policy, Growth and Poverty in Asian Developingby Kishor Sharma

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 200.00

    Asia constitutes a large portion of the world's population and this new book provides a good selection of contributions that cover trade, equity and development in the continent. With contributions from such leading experts as Clem Tisdell, T.N. Srinivasan and Gustav Ranis, the book's chapters cover countries from Pakistan and India to Korea and Indonesia.... more...