A Closer Look At WTO’s Third Pillar: How WTO Committees Influence Regional Trade Agreements by Devin McDaniels , Ana Cristina Molina & Erik N. Wijkström.

This paper illustrates how the work of World Trade Organization’s (WTO) standing bodies—its ‘Third Pillar’, as we will call it—is inspiring parties in regional trade agreements (RTA) negotiations and contributing to deeper integration. We focus on the work of the WTO technical barriers to trade (TBT) Committee and explore, as a case study, the extent to which the Committee’s decision on principles for development of international standards (the Six Principles) has shaped provisions in RTAs. This Decision, arguably the most important decision taken by the TBT Committee, is meant to clarify which international standards may be a relevant basis for TBT measures; an issue that has been left undefined under the WTO TBT Agreement. Our analysis covers 260 RTAs, and shows that one quarter of RTAs has sharpened and hardened the Committee’s decision by making it directly applicable to Parties (in RTAs) whereas under the WTO they are ‘merely’ recommendations. A small number of RTAs follow a different approach and explicitly name the sources of relevant international standards.

https://doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgy038

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Agreement on the European Economic Area : a commentary / edited by Finn Arnesen … [et al].

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Conflicting philosophies and international trade law : worldviews and the WTO / Michael Burkard.

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Environmental policy, non-product related process and production methods and the law of the World Trade Organization / Amber Rose Maggio.

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Incorporar el comercio para lograr los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

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L’intégration du commerce en vue de la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

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International economics : theory and policy / Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc J. Melitz.

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International negotiation : process and strategies / Ho-Won Jeong.

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Les mécanismes de flexibilité dans le droit de l’OMC / Catherine Rosso.

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Mega-regional trade agreements / [edited by] Thilo Rensmann.

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Nontariff measures and international trade / [edited by] John Christopher Beghin.

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L’OMC et le contentieux fiscal des subventions à l’exportation / Karim Berthet.

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Regional economic integration and dispute settlement in East Asia : the evolving legal framework / Anna G. Tevini.

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Trade in water under international law : bulk fresh water, irrigation subsidies and virtual water / Fitzgerald Temmerman.

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Competition policy for the new era : insights from the BRICS countries / edited by Tembinkosi Bonakele, Eleanor M Fox and Liberty Mncube.

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Globalización y generación de riqueza : un mundo más próspero, más eficiente y más justo merced al comercio internacional y a la inversión extranjera directa / José-Ramón Ferrandis Muñoz ; presentación de Vicente Boceta ; prólogo de Fernando Eguidazu.

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Governing science and technology under the international economic order : regulatory divergence and convergence in the age of megaregionals / edited by Shin-Yi Peng, Han-Wei Liu, Ching-Fu Lin.

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Intellectual property and human development : current trends and future scenarios / edited by Tzen Wong, Graham Dutfield.

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

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The law and economics of a sustainable energy trade agreement / edited by Gary C. Hufbauer, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, and Richard Samans.

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The law of the international civil service : institutional law and practice in international organisations / Gerhard Ullrich.

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Ownership unbundling and related measures in the EU energy sector : foundations, the impact of WTO law and investment protection / Tilman Michael Dralle.

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Les pays ACP dans le commerce mondial / Aristide Foé.

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Putting consumers first : essays in honour of Pradeep Mehta / edited by Sanjaya Baru, with Abhishek Kumar.

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La reforma de la gobernanza pesquera internacional y europea / [edited by] Jorge Pueyo Losa, Julio Jorge Urbina.

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The use of alternative benchmarks in anti-subsidy law : a study on the WTO, the EU and China / Sophia Müller.

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A WTO agreement on trade facilitation : can it really facilitate trade? / Mena Hassan.

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Exclusionary Rules of Origin of mega-RTAs under WTO law : mega-RTA ‘fracturung’ its overlapping RTA by Jong Bum Kim.

A mega-RTA such as the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may overlap another RTA, with the result that some of the parties to the mega-RTA’s overlapping RTA may become common parties, while others may remain as single-agreement parties. If the mega-RTA provides rules of origin based on the change in tariff classification (CTC)-with-exception criterion such as yarn-forward rules, the rules of origin will become more restrictive with respect to the imports of the excluded intermediate goods from the single-agreement parties after the formation of the mega-RTA than before, thus failing to meet the requirement under GATT Article XXIV:5. The exclusionary rules of origin of the mega-RTA draw the trade away from the single-agreement parties, causing ‘fracture’ in the mega-RTA’s overlapping RTA. As a legal remedy to the problem, the mega-RTA should eliminate the restriction from the CTC-with-exception criterion by adopting the rules of origin based on the non-exclusionary criteria such as the value-added or the CTC criterion that does not presumptively exclude the use of certain non-originating intermediate inputs.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474745617000040

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Comércio internacional : transportes e pagamentos, operações aduaneiras / José M. Albuquerque Martins.

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Compliance and enforcement of environmental law / edited by LeRoy C Paddock, David L Markell, Nicholas S Bryner.

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Economic methods for lawyers / Emanuel V. Towfigh, Niels Petersen ; with contributions by Markus Englerth … [et al.].

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Informe anual 2017 de la OMC / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

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International law as a profession / edited by Jean d’Aspremont … [et al.].

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North-south regional trade agreements as legal regimes : a critical assessment of the EU-SADC economic partnership agreement / Clair Gammage.

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Rapport annuel 2017 de l’OMC / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

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Regional inter-dependence and Vietnam-Korea economic relationship / Tran Toan Thang … [et al].

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Research handbook on climate change and agricultural law / edited by Mary Jane Angelo, Anél Du Plessis.

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Rethinking international commercial arbitration : towards default arbitration / Gilles Cuniberti.

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Technology innovation law and practice : cases and materials / Theodore M. Hagelin.

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The WHO red book on access to medicines and intellectual property : 20 years later / Germán Velásquez, Pascale Boulet.

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WTO annual report 2017 / World Trade Organization.

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Library acquisitions — May 2017

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Through 23 June 2017, take advantage of trial access to explore Africa Intelligence! This leading resource on Africa, published in English and French, brings together five publications (West Africa Newsletter, Indian Ocean Newsletter, Maghreb Confidential, Africa Energy Intelligence, and Africa Mining Intelligence) in one place, with a single searchable interface.

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The emergence of globalism : visions of world order in Britain and the United States, 1939-1950 / Or Rosenboim.

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EU environmental law / Geert Van Calster, Leonie Reins.

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The future of Korea’s trade and business portfolio in North Africa : a deep horizon political economy scan of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia / Mark Abdollahian … [et al].

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Handbook of globalisation and development / edited by Kenneth A. Reinert.

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Integración económica / Fernando Porta, Patricia Gutti, Ramiro Bertoni.

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The internationalization of government procurement regulation / edited by Aris Georgopoulos, Bernard Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis.

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Negotiating south-south regional trade agreements : economic opportunities and policy directions for Africa / [edited by] Gbadebo Odularu, Bamidele Adekunle.

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Public procurement and multilateral development banks : law, practice and problems / Sope Williams-Elegbe.

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Research handbook on intellectual property in media and entertainment / edited by Megan Richardson, Sam Ricketson.

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Research handbook on the politics of international law / edited by Wayne Sandholtz, Christopher A. Whytock.

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(Re)structuring copyright : a comprehensive path to international copyright reform / Daniel J. Gervais.

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The rise to market leadership : new leading firms from emerging countries / edited by Franco Malerba, Sunil Mani, Pamela Adams.

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Small and medium-sized enterprises in international economic law / edited by Thilo Rensmann.

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Book News from WTO Publications, October 2016

The latest issue of Book News from WTO Publications, highlighting recently launched titles and products, is now available.

Featured in this instalment are four new titles, two launched at the WTO Public Forum in September 2016:

To learn more about WTO Publications and availability of titles, visit the WTO Publications website or the WTO Bookshop website.

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African perspectives on trade and the WTO : domestic reforms, structural transformation and global economic integration / edited by Patrick Low, Chiedu Osakwe, Maika Oshikawa.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926509

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Compulsory licensing : practical experiences and ways forward / [edited by] Reto M. Hilty, Kung-Chung Liu.

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Economic analysis of international law / edited by Eugene Kontorovich and Francesco Parisi.

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The economic welfare and trade relations implications of the 2014 Farm Bill / edited by Vincent H. Smith.

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Establishing judicial authority in international economic law / edited by Joanna Jemielniak, Laura Nielsen, and Henrik Palmer Olsen.

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GDP : a brief but affectionate history / Diane Coyle.

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International economic law : the Max Planck encyclopedia of public international law / edited under the direction of Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

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Patent enforcement worldwide : writings in honour of Dieter Stauder / edited by Christopher Heath.

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Regional trade agreements and the multilateral trading system / edited by Rohini Acharya.

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The regulation of international trade : volume 1 : GATT / Petros C. Mavroidis.

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The regulation of international trade : volume 2 : the WTO agreements on trade in goods / Petros C. Mavroidis.

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Rich people poor countries : the rise of emerging-market tycoons and their mega firms / Caroline Freund ; assisted by Sarah Oliver.

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What you need to know to go global : a guide to international trade transactions / Stephen Creskoff.

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Library acquisitions — August 2016

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Biofuels, food security, and developing economies / Nazia Mintz-Habib.

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

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

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

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The global trade slowdown : a new normal? / edited by Bernard Hoekman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Library acquisitions — June 2016

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from June 2016. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

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The age of global value chains : maps and policy issues / edited by João Amador and Filippo di Mauro.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926398

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ASEAN and regional free trade agreements / edited by Christopher Findlay.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926339

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BRICS trade strategy : time for a rethink / by Simon J. Evenett.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926406

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The development of World Trade Organization law : examining change in international law / Gregory Messenger.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926343

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The economics of international integration / Miroslav N. Jovanovic.

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The economics of poverty : history, measurement, and policy / Martin Ravallion.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926212

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Eficácia do sistema de solução de controvérsias da OMC / Luciana Maria de Oliveira.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926426

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Governance by indicators : global power through quantification and rankings / edited by Kevin E. Davis … [et al.].

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Growth of the international economy, 1820-2015 / Michael Graff, A. G. Kenwood and A. L. Lougheed.

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The Oxford handbook of international climate change law / edited by Cinnamon P. Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, Richard G. Tarasofsky.

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The path of world trade law in the 21st century / Steve Charnovitz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926132

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The regulation of international trade : volume 1 : GATT / Petros C. Mavroidis.

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The regulation of international trade : volume 2 : the WTO agreements on trade in goods / Petros C. Mavroidis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926333

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WTO dispute settlement and the TRIPS agreement : applying intellectual property standards in a trade law framework / Matthew Kennedy.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926412

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Library acquisitions — March 2016

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from March 2016. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

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Your WTO Library Team

Starting in April 2016, take advantage of a new subscription resource: The Commonwealth iLibrary brings together the wealth of publications produced by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Research in this collection covers a wide range of topics, from globalization and multilateral trade issues to export and enterprise development, from education and gender to public service management and reform.

This digital repository contains over 400 e-books and 140 working papers, with new content added regularly. All documents are accessible as PDF files or can be read directly online.

For more information and to begin taking advantage of this resource, visit The Commonwealth iLibrary: http://www.thecommonwealth-ilibrary.org/

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Bilateral and regional trade agreements : commentary and analysis / edited by Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio, Lorand Bartels.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926237

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The economics of chocolate / edited by Mara P. Squicciarini and Johan Swinnen.

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926223

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Gasto público y crecimiento económico : para salir de la ciencia (ficción) neoclásica / Rémy Herrera.

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926303

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Natural capital : valuing our planet / Dieter Helm.

 

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Practical cataloguing : AACR, RDA and MARC 21 / Anne Welsh and Sue Batley.

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1918127

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Production networks and enterprises in East Asia : industry and firm-level analysis / Ganeshan Wignaraja, editor.

 

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Records and information management / Patricia C. Franks.

 

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Le règlement des différends dans le cadre de l’OMC : un différend, une page 1995-2014 / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

 

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Research handbook on intellectual property and geographical indications / edited by Dev S. Gangjee.

 

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Situación de los instrumentos jurídicos de la OMC : edición 2015 / Organización mundial del comercio.

 

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Situation des instruments juridiques de l’OMC : édition 2015 / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

 

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Solución de diferencias en la OMC : resúmenes de una página por caso 1995-2014 / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

 

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926299

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Status of WTO legal instruments : 2015 edition / World Trade Organization.

 

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WTO dispute settlement : one-page case summaries 1995-2014 / World Trade Organization.

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Library acquisitions — January 2016

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from January 2016. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

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Your WTO Library Team

As mentioned in the previous New Acquisitions email, a trial of World Politics Review is available through 31 March 2016! This database from EBSCO provides comprehensive analysis of critical global developments in international politics and foreign affairs, written by leading experts. The database includes thousands of articles as well as new original content added each month, to give policymakers and academics context to understand the trends behind the news.

For more information on World Politics Review and to take the opportunity to explore this resource during this limited trial period, visit the WPR website: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&user=unwpr&password=unwpr&profile=ehost&defaultdb=wpr

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Los 20 años de la OMC : una mirada retrospectiva / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926170

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Les 20 ans de l’OMC : rétrospective / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926172

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Advanced introduction to international intellectual property / Susy Frankel, Daniel J. Gervais.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925863

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Bilateral and regional trade agreements : case studies / edited by Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio and Lorand Bartels.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926054

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Code de droit des organisations internationales : textes au 1er janvier 2014 / Éric David.

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Dumping, subsidies e salvaguardas : revisitando aspectos técnicos dos instrumentos de defesa comercial / [ed.] Felipe Hees, Marilia Castañon Penha Valle.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926176

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Export restrictions on critical minerals and metals : testing the adequacy of WTO disciplines / Ilaria Espa ; foreword by Giorgio Sacerdoti.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926056

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A facilitação do comércio e outras decisões de Bali : perspectiva angolana / Gilberto D. F. António, Lukonde Luansi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925669

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Global governance and democracy : a multidisciplinary analysis / edited by Jan Wouters … [et al.].

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International contracts : jurisdictional issues and global commercial and investment governance (a collection of essays on recent trends) / [edited by] Bimal N. Patel, Mamta Biswal, Joshua Aston.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926161

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International investment law and development : bridging the gap / edited by Stephan W. Schill, Christian J. Tams, Rainer Hofmann.

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Introduction to time series analysis / Mark Pickup.

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La Organización Mundial del Comercio y la regulación del comercio internacional / Ricardo Xavier Basaldúa ; prólogo a la primera edición de Eduardo A. Roca.

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O sistema de solução de controvérsias da OMC : uma perspectiva brasileira / Daniela Arruda Benjamin.

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Regional Trade Agreements and the Paradox of Dispute Settlement

This article addresses the paradox of trade dispute settlement in which countries allocate resources to the creation of dispute settlement mechanisms in regional trade agreements even as the WTO’s system has become the primary forum for the arbitration of state-to-state disputes. I argue that while the WTO remains the primary insurance against the breakdown of trading relations, these new instruments play a political role in securing the gains of regional and multilateral liberalization (real and potential) against the possibility of multilateral failure. The paper reviews literature on the institutional and conceptual developments in the study of regional dispute processes, develops an empirical study of the rise of regional DSMs over time, and then links this evidence to changing ways of conceptualizing the costs and benefits of trade regionalization. A reinsurance hypothesis goes a ways towards explaining why countries negotiate DSMs that for the most part, they do not use.

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Regional Economic Integrations in the Post-soviet Eurasia: An Analysis on Causes of Inefficiency

In post-Soviet Eurasia, established several regional economic integrations in order to develop the regional economic cooperation and adapt to the world economy. These integrations, participated by the countries also referred to as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), have remained on paper as ineffective formations that are far away from achieving their common goals. The findings obtained through the statistical data of the countries included in the region concerning the causes of inefficiency can be listed as inadequacy in converging with the rules of market economy and in adapting to the world economy, differences in macroeconomic structures (national income and income distribution, industrialization, national and foreign direct investments, foreign trade capacity and balance of payments), regional conflicts of interest and claim of power, lack of common goals, geographical position, and the contradictions created by being member to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and to regional integrations.

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Regional Bilateral Trade Analysis of the European Union, China and ASEAN

This paper deals with the analysis and evaluation of bilateral trade flows between the European Union and ASEAN, and China and ASEAN. Many preferential trade agreements come into force in accordance with global efforts to liberalize trade. The European Union and China also negotiate to create preferential trade relations with ASEAN. The aim of this paper is to verify whether observed economies that form or plan to form a preferential area are natural trading partners or not and which economy has better position to create such agreement. The analysis uses indices of regional trade intensity and trade complementarity. The analysis clearly shows growing commercial dominance of China in Southeast Asia compared to the EU, but Chinese trade focus on the ASEAN countries weakens. From the perspective of trade complementarity it implies that the EU is more natural trading partner of ASEAN countries than China.

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Emerging countries and trade regionalization. A network analysis

In this paper, the authors start from the observation of two apparently contradictory trends: the increasing regionalization of trade and the proliferation of regional trade agreements, on the one hand, and the increase of the average number of trading partners of each country and of the trading distances over time due to decreasing transportation and communication costs, on the other, pointing to more globalization.

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Heterogeneous Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements: How does Partner Similarity Matter?

This paper examines how dissimilarity of partner country characteristics affects the change in trade flows under a preferential trade agreement (PTA). Our results show that the more similar the partner countries are, the larger the increase in intra-bloc trade is under a PTA. Particularly, there is a substantial “development neighborhood premium”: the gain for developing countries from a PTA among themselves is about two and a half times that from partnering with industrial countries. Our findings challenge the perception that by becoming more integrated with industrial countries, developing countries could automatically gain access to a much larger and lucrative export market.

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Border Trade and Regional Integration / Ying Ge, Yin He, Yeheng Jiang and Xiaopeng Yin

Abstract:
Although it is an important building block of regional integration, very little research has investigated border trade between neighboring countries. This paper fills this gap by examining the patterns and determinants of China’s border trade with its neighboring countries. First, a disaggregated, firm-product level trade data is used to provide a detailed overview of border trade growth and dynamics. The paper shows that trade liberalization has significantly encouraged new firms to enter the export market, and new private firms account for the majority of the expansion in border exports and the shift toward more sophisticated products. Second, a gravity model is used to investigate the determinants of border trade. The results suggest that multilateral and regional integration, market size and institutional quality play important roles in promoting border trade.

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Transparency of Export Restricitions : A Checklist Promoting Good Practice / Barbara Fliess

The incidence of export taxes, prohibitions and other measures that raise export prices, limit export quantities or place conditions on exporting is on the rise. Transparency can help mitigate the negative effects of export restrictions by enabling affected stakeholders to better understand and anticipate policy change and adjust their activities. This paper develops a checklist of good practice in transparency which can serve as a tool for self-evaluation by governments and for promoting better and more consistent transparency practices in this area. The items of the checklist are drawn from norms and practices found in WTO and regional trade agreements and good governance guidelines. Additionally, feedback was sought through a small business survey. The list provides guidance with respect to such questions as what, when and how information about export restrictions governments ought to make public. It assembles relevant principles for keeping stakeholders and the general public informed at different stages of developing and implementing export restrictions and identifies information content for an effective information policy. Transparency moreover depends on the ease with which information can be obtained and on the extent to which stakeholders have an opportunity to make their views known when a measure is still on the drawing board.

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The Paradox of ‘Preferences’: Regional Trade Agreements and Trade Costs in Services / Sébastien Miroudot and Ben Shepherd

Abstract :
We analyse the relationship between regional trade integration and trade costs in services. The analysis relies on theory-consistent bilateral trade costs for 55 countries for 1999–2009 and an analysis of services commitments in 66 regional trade agreements to which these countries are parties. Despite the recent proliferation of services regional trade agreements (RTAs), we find that trade costs are only slightly lower due to these agreements. In addition, we find that the trade cost reductions that do take place tend to happen before the agreement is signed. This is consistent with countries using RTAs as a way of ‘locking in’ reforms. Finally, we find that the preferential margin of services RTAs is thin: members and non-members both see slightly lower trade costs when an RTA is signed. However, the difference between the member and non-member trade cost effects is 28 per cent for services and 40 per cent for goods, indicating a slimmer margin of preference in the former case. We discuss the possible explanations for these findings in terms of the nature of services RTAs and their relationship with regulatory reform. Based on these results, we argue that regionalism in the case of services seems relatively non-discriminatory and does not lead to substantial trade preferences.

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