Tagged: East Asia

Library acquisitions — August 2016

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from August 2016. You can send your requests to web.librarian@wto.org.

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Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Biofuels, food security, and developing economies / Nazia Mintz-Habib.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926265

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Preview: https://goo.gl/uCX8WK

Bounded rationality and economic diplomacy : the politics of investment treaties in developing countries / Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926360

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Preview: https://goo.gl/OGjYI9

Droit des organisations internationales / sous la direction de Evelyne Lagrange, Jean-Marc Sorel ; avec la collaboration de Valère Ndior.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925792

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Preview: http://goo.gl/PnAfv2

Essentials of WTO law / Peter van den Bossche, Denise Prévost.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926481

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Preview: https://goo.gl/bQasmB
The global trade slowdown : a new normal? / edited by Bernard Hoekman.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926490

This publication is available in e-book format only.

Full text: https://goo.gl/RM8Vr4

India’s approach to development cooperation / edited by Sachin Chaturvedi and Anthea Mulakala.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926431

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Preview: https://goo.gl/GUEK2q

International organizations : politics, law, practice / Ian Hurd.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925230

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Preview: https://goo.gl/5dIrcO

The protection of intellectual property in international law / Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926198

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Preview: http://goo.gl/TdFxyS

Regulatory autonomy and international trade in services : the EU under GATS and RTAs / Bregt Natens.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926321

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Preview: https://goo.gl/p0Z4w7

The relationship of WTO law and regional trade agreements in dispute settlement : from fragmentation to coherence / Malebakeng Agnes Forere.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926487

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Preview: https://goo.gl/TwzH7f

Rising powers and multilateral institutions / edited by Dries Lesage and Thijs Van de Graaf.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925881

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Preview: https://goo.gl/aqG2QG

Shifting paradigms in international investment law : more balanced, less isolated, increasingly diversified / edited by Steffen Hindelang and Markus Krajewski.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926358

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Preview: http://goo.gl/jqEmXX

Technology transfer and economic growth in Sub-Sahara African countries : lessons from East Asia / Nathaniel O. Agola.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926483

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Preview: https://goo.gl/HUH4cQ



Trade finance in East Asia : Potential responses to the shrtofall

The crisis of 2008 saw many European banks reduce their provision of trade finance in East Asia. Notwithstanding the actions of the Group of Twenty and other bodies to redress this, a substantial shortfall in trade finance facilities in the region remains. This article explores the development of this shortfall and analyses potential responses to it. These responses range from some much needed further revisions to the Basel III rules, to the deepening of cross-border cooperation, creating a ring-fenced liquidity pool for trade finance, encouraging co-financing among the various providers of trade finance both private and public and establishing a regional trade finance database. In addition, the article ponders the likelihood of China’s banks beginning to take a substantial role in providing trade finance to the region. Trade finance offers China’s banks a low risk means of expanding into international business and offers China a way to provide the sort of important service to its region that regional leaders typically seek to provide.

Full-text availabe in .pdf

Rising China, anxious Asia? A Bayesian New Keynesian view / Chin-Yoong WONG, Yoke-Kee ENG , Muzafar Shah HABIBULLAH

Should Asia feel anxious about China’s expansion? We look for the answer through the Bayesian estimation of a two-country New Keynesian model of production fragmentation covering ten Asian economies, including China. The estimates show that vis-à-vis China, the developed Asia has a more fragmented production structure with higher domestic value-added embodied in intermediates traded with China whereas the developing Asian production chains are equally if not less fragmented with more foreign value-added. We also find that China’s expansion made possible by favorable demand and price shocks benefits all Asian neighbors. Expansion driven by total factor productivity improvement, however, lifts the aggregate value-added in the developing Asia but not in the developed Asia, unless the shocks symmetrically originate in both China and the developed Asia. Fixing the regional currencies irrevocably to the U.S. dollar amplifies the effect of China’s productivity improvements, although it is nearly irrelevant for responses to other types of shocks. We conclude that production fragmentation and symmetry in shock are the keys to the answers of this question.

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India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) Some Implications for East Asian Economic Regionalism and RCEP / Ram Upendra Das

With the shift in the centre of economic gravity towards Asia, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) of the ASEAN+6 countries has assumed a new meaning. The new mega-groupings in the form of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with an attempt to resurrect the APEC, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the intermittent moves to push for ASEAN+3 partnership at a faster pace through the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) Agreement, the proposed trilateral East Asian FTA among Japan, China and South Korea – all these initiatives and forums exclude India. It is, in this sense, quite crucial that a grouping like the RCEP becomes fully functional and dynamic. This paper, situates the India-Japan economic interactions, against this backdrop, and brings out important insights from the India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). The paper examines modalities of substantial trade coverage, sensitive lists, and formulation of rules of origin with a developmental angle in the CEPA. These could be crucial, especially in terms of providing a negotiating template for the RCEP and broader East Asian regionalism. However, it may be mentioned that India’s partnership with Japan will have to be viewed not in isolation but in the context of India-China and India-US partnerships as well.

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The Causal Relationship between Trade and FDI: Implication for India and East Asian Countries / Choongjae Cho

This study tries to find the causal relationship between bilateral trade and FDI in India and East Asian countries using macroeconomic data and derive policy implications for regional integration. Since the late 2000s, Korea, Japan and Singapore’s
trade and FDI with India have been rapidly increasing, but the causal relationship between trade and FDI could not be found, contrary to expectations. The relationship between trade and FDI in the US, the UK and Germany with India showed one-way or two-way causality, respectively. The estimation suggests that the causal relationship between trade and FDI in both countries could be formed by long-term economic exchange rather than a short-term surge in scale.

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East Asia and the EU: which contribution to the world trade system? / Patrick Messerlin

The Bali WTO Ministerial may have been a successful exercise in “declaring victory and leave”, but there are few hopes that the huge rest of the Doha Agenda will be subjected to negotiations in a predictable future. How to assess such a situation? On the one hand, it is very regrettable that negotiations on tariffs, quotas and subsidies will not be pursued in the WTO forum which is, by far, the best place to negotiate such issues. On the other hand, the WTO does not seem the best place to negotiate in a substantial manner about regulatory issues—be technical norms in goods, regulations shaping services markets (trade and investment) intellectual property rights, and to some extent public procurement.

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