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.
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|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
|Les 20 ans de l’OMC : rétrospective / Organisation mondiale du commerce.
WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926172
|Advanced introduction to international intellectual property / Susy Frankel, Daniel J. Gervais.
WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925863
|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
|Code de droit des organisations internationales : textes au 1er janvier 2014 / Éric David.
WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926165
|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
|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
|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
|Global governance and democracy : a multidisciplinary analysis / edited by Jan Wouters … [et al.].
WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1924432
|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
|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
|Introduction to time series analysis / Mark Pickup.
WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1925587
|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
|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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Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: The Potential Impact on Trade Costs is the latest policy assessment from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate. Launched in June, this document examines the implications of implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement using OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators.
Also relating to trade facilitation, OECD has produced a range of background documents and suite of interactive tools. These include:
- An overview of available tools from OECD on trade facilitation
- Compare Your Country (using Trade Facilitation Indicators)
- Trade Facilitation Indicators Simulator (to create policy simulations, by group and country)
- Background documentation and analysis about OECD’s Trade Facilitation Indicators and trade facilitation analysis
These documents, tools and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.
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:
- Food for Thought: The Bali Package and WTO Dispute Settlement Post-Bali / Valerie Hughes
- The International Trading System Post-Bali: The Need for a New Paradigm / Margaret Liang
- Systemic Issues for the Post MC-9 WTO System / Dukgeun Ahn
- Reinvigorating the WTO from the Inside Out: Revisiting the Role of the Secretariat / Lisa Toohey —
- The Role of Dispute Settlement Mechanism in Facilitating Multilateral Trade Negotiations / Chang-Fa Lo
- After Bali: What Happens Next with Asian Trade Facilitation / Deborah Elms
- The Agreement on Trade Facilitation and Its Implications: An Interpretative Perspective / Heng Wang
- Looking for a Panacea in the SCM Agreement: Systemic Challenges for Post Bali Fisheries Subsidies Discussion and Some Food for Thought to Overcome Them / Jaemin Lee
Articles are available for consultation and download by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons through a WTO Library subscription to HeinOnline.
The aim of this paper is to cover the gap in literature about transparency in the context of international trade facilitation. It focuses on the importance of transparency in achieving growth in international trade and the differences between non-transparent practices and corruption in global trade.
Full-text available in .pdf
We build a model of administrative barriers to trade to understand how they affect trade volumes, shipping decisions and welfare. Because administrative costs are incurred with every shipment, exporters have to decide how to break up total trade into individual shipments. Consumers value frequent shipments, because they enable them to consume close to their preferred dates. Hence per-shipment costs create a welfare loss.
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A meeting this week of the World Trade Organization committee overseeing the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) failed to make any progress toward breaking the deadlock over the deal’s implementation and instead devolved into a fight over whether the committee should continue to meet at all, according to Geneva sources.
Efforts in the World Trade Organization to lay the groundwork for the implementation of the new Trade Facilitation (TF) Agreement hit an obstacle this week when African nations and least-developed countries (LDCs) proposed that the deal not enter finally into force until the conclusion of the Doha round, according to Geneva sources.
The African and LDC groups proposed variations on this idea during a May 26-28 meeting of the Preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation (PCTF) to discuss the text of the protocol of amendment that will formally make the TF deal part of the WTO agreement, as well as an accompanying General Council decision.
Read the entire article here