Tagged: Subsidies

Library acquisitions — January 2017

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from January 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

Through 2 March 2017, take advantage of trial access to explore Elgaronline Ebook Collections and the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law! Elgaronline provides access to the ebook versions of more than 3500 Elgar publications in the subject areas of law, economics, business, and social and political sciences. The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is an online resource and twelve-volume collection on major themes relating to the environment, including water law, multilateral environmental treaties, and trade and environmental law.

For more information and to explore these resources during this limited trial period, visit Elgaronline here: https://www.elgaronline.com/. Select the “Browse” tab from the menu at the top of the page; then, under “Refine by access” in the menu on the left side of the page, select “All accessible content.” All materials accompanied by a green circle are available for consultation.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law may be found directly here: https://www.elgaronline.com/view/nlm-book/9781786436986/9781786436986.xml

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Os acordos da OMC : textos completes e sínteses / Gilberto D. F. António.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926585

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Climate finance : regulatory and funding strategies for climate change and global development / edited by Richard B. Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury, and Bryce Rudyk.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926591

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Crisis internacional : impactos y respuestas de política económica en el Perú / [edited by] Óscar Dancourt, Félix Jiménez.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926614

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Full text: https://goo.gl/4AoKCC

Defesa comercial no Brasil / Welber Barral, Gilvan Brogini.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926575

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EU anti-subsidy law and practice / Konstantinos Adamantopoulos, María J. Pereyra.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926593

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Preview: http://goo.gl/2WnlgM

Opciones de política económica en el Peru : 2011-2015 / [edited by] José Rodríguez y Mario D. Tello.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926608

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Full text: https://goo.gl/bLZ0yc

Perfiles comerciales 2016 / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926639

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Profils commerciaux 2016 / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926637

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Full text: https://goo.gl/24ChLz

Promoting dynamic and innovative growth in Asia : the cases of special economic zones and business hubs / edited by Hyung-Gon Jeong and Douglas Zhihua Zeng.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926589

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Research handbook on emissions trading / edited by Stefan E. Weishaar.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926323

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Teoría económica y desarrollo social : exclusión, desigualdad y democracia : homenaje a Adolfo Figueroa / [edited by] Félix Jiménez.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926604

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Full text: https://goo.gl/Y3g1lp

Trade discourse in Kenya : some topical issues / [edited by] Tabitha Kiriti-Ng’ang’a, Jasper A. Okelo.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926598

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Trade profiles 2016 / World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926531

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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

Kind regards,

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.

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Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
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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Preview: https://goo.gl/A71Zb1

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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Preview: https://goo.gl/GwKnkB

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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926165

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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.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1924432

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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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925830

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Introduction to time series analysis / Mark Pickup.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925587

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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.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926174

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

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925790

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When Winners Feel Like Losers: Evidence From An Energy Subsidy Reform

Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, Barbara Cunha and Riccardo Trezzi. (2015) “When Winners Feel Like Losers: Evidence From An Energy Subsidy Reform.” Policy Research Working Papers, no. 7265. [doi]


In 2011 the Government of El Salvador implemented a reform to the gas subsidy that increased the welfare of households in all but the top two deciles of the income distribution. However, the reform turned out to be rather unpopular, especially among winners. This paper relies on ad hoc household surveys conducted before the implementation and in the following two and a half years to test which factors help explain the puzzle. The analysis uses probit and logit models to show that misinformation (a negativity bias by which people with limited information inferred negative consequences), mistrust of the government’s ability to implement the policy, and political priors explain most of the (un)satisfaction before implementation. Perceptions improved gradually—and significantly so—over time when the subsidy reception induced households to update their initial priors, although political biases remained significant throughout the entire period. The results suggest several implications with respect to policy reforms in cases where agents have limited information.

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New issue of Asian Journal of WTO and International Health Law and Policy

The September 2014 issue of Asian Journal of WTO and International Health Law and Policy has been launched online.

This special issue is titled “Re-invigorating a Momentum for WTO Negotiations after Bali Conference” and includes:

Articles are available for consultation and download by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons through a WTO Library subscription to HeinOnline.

Subsidies, Clean Energy, and Climate Change

Estimates show that fossil fuel subsidies average USD 400–600 billion annually worldwide while renewable energy (RE) subsidies amounted to USD 66 billion in 2010 and are predicted to rise to USD 250 billion annually by 2035. Domestic political rationales for energy subsidies include promoting innovation, job creation and economic growth, energy security, and independence. Energy subsidies may also serve social and environmental goals. Whether and to what extent subsidies are effective to achieve these goals or instead lead to market distortions is a matter of much debate and the trade effects of energy subsidies are complex.

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Rethinking the Rules for Agricultural Subsidies

The Uruguay Round’s Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) categorized “domestic support” according to its presumed effect on trade. Subsidies that were deemed to be “trade distorting” were subject to limits specified in member schedules.

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Interpreting the ‘Removal’ Obligation in Article 7.8 of the WTO SCM Agreement / Abhimanyu George Jain

ABSTRACT: The meaning of the phrase ‘remove the adverse effects’ as used in Art. 7.8 of the WTO Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Agreement (SCM Agreement) is unclear; it has been explored neither in the jurisprudence of the DSM, nor in academic literature. There are three fundamental principles underlying the interpretation of the SCM agreement – avoidance of economic analyses, proscription of retrospective remedies and interpretation of ‘withdrawal’ in Art. 4.7 as prospective cessation. Based on these fundamental interpretive principles, there are several possible meanings of the removal obligation, including equivalent subsidisation, price controls and quantitative restrictions. In the absence of decisive reasons to prefer one over the other, the removal obligation should be construed as a result rather than process obligation. This analytical inquiry demonstrates the problems engendered and perpetuated by the avoidance of economic analyses in interpretation of the SCM Agreement.

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