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New publications from OECD, early August 2017

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

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Library acquisitions — June 2017

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from June 2017. 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

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926893

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926790

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926809

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|88673725

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926766

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926776

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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].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926830

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926786

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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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926834

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926832

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WTO annual report 2017 / World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|88666430

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Full text: https://goo.gl/78KWMK

 

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.

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

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

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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

This publication is available in e-book format only.

Full text: http://goo.gl/hHbA0X

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

This publication is available in e-book format only.

Full text: http://goo.gl/AIgv94

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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925697

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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.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926337

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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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926037

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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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926331

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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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Full record: https://w10300fr.eos-intl.eu/W10300FR/OPAC/Details/Record.aspx?BibCode=98780141

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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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Constitutional Courts as Bulwarks against the Erosion of Social and Economic Rights through Free Trade Agreements

Over the past decades, the process of untrammelled trade liberalization has engulfed many parts of the world. Albeit the attenuated success obtained on trade facilitation on global trade in Bali 2013, the global proclivity toward bilateral trade deals remains patent. The acceleration of this trend can be explained by the inability of political masters and their economic sherpas to reach a comprehensive global trade deal. Within many bilateral agreements negotiated between industrialised countries, on the one hand, and emerging or developing nations, on the other hand, elastic provisions are included that go far beyond what negotiators contemplate in the Doha Round talks. To our understanding, the expansive content of the trade agreements are both cause and effect of the observable growing politicisation of trade negotiations and trade policy tout court. Some of these expansive provisions that are included in the final agreements often have debilitating effects on the attainment of economic and social rights of citizens in ways unforeseen or simply neglected during the negotiations. Increasingly municipal courts are joining social activists to unequivocally say ‘stop!’ to this trend. This article systematically compares the manner in which the highest courts in Colombia and South Africa have served as bulwarks against the erosion of constitutionally protected economic and social rights through free trade agreements entered with industrialised countries.

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The Air Liberalisation Index as a tool in measuring the impact of South Africa’s aviation policy in Africa on air passenger traffic flows

In Africa, the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) to date remains the single most important air transport reform policy, the continent-wide implementation of which remains pending. This study employs the Air Liberalisation Index (ALI), developed by the Word Trade Organisation (WTO) Secretariat, to measure the impact of each of the seven quantifiable market access features of South Africa’s aviation policy in Africa on air passenger traffic flows. A fixed one-way panel regression technique was applied to panel data, representing five air transport markets: intra-African, the SADC, East African, West African and North African over two time periods (2000–2010; 2006–2010). The results proved to be significant in three markets, intra-African, the SADC and East African and provide new insights into the relationship between air passenger traffic flows and aviation policy in the South African – intra-African and regional contexts

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Spatial equilibrium and price transmission between Southern African maize markets connected by informal trade

Policies regulating the international grain trade in Southern Africa (SA) are motivated by uncertainty regarding private sector performance and, in turn, private sector performance is generally constrained by the policy environment. We study spatial price transmission between SA maize markets where trade is dominated by informal product flows. This provides an opportunity to study private sector market performance in a largely unregulated market environment. Contrary to some existing evidence on the performance of SA grain markets connected by formal trade, we find that informally trading markets work quite well. Long-run price equilibrium is consistent with competitive trade, price transmission is rapid, and potential trade constraints have no disruptive impact on long-run relationships. Nevertheless, we do find evidence of occasionally high transfer costs that may impede informal trade flows. The conclusion is that a policy focus on encouraging informal trade and lowering informal trade costs would lead to improved market performance.

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The Trade Competitiveness of Southern Emerging Economies: A Multidimensional Approach Through Cluster Analysis / Pierluigi Montalbano and Silvia Nenci

Abstract:
This paper investigates the trade competitiveness of the new emerging Southern economies – China, India, Brazil and South Africa (CIBS) – with respect to their main global partners. Starting from the commonly held view that countries with trade patterns similar to those of emerging countries are likely to suffer losses, we propose a multidimensional approach based on cluster analysis, both crisp and fuzzy, as an alternative strategy for assessing similarity in global trade patterns. On the basis of key trade characteristics drawn from the diverse strands of trade theory, we assess the relative position of CIBS within global trade patterns and their evolution over time. Unlike previous studies, our results do not support the hypothesis of the presence of a competitiveness threat from Southern emerging countries towards the main industrialised economies.

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