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Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development: A Handbook


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WASHINGTON, July 2011Preferential trade agreements (PTAs) constitute a major channel for countries seeking to gain access to external markets; liberalize their own markets; and secure long-term links with strategic partners.

The world of preferential trade agreements is complex and expanding fast. The purpose of Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development is to bring to the fore the most recent policy thinking and analytical work in the key areas covered by modern PTAs. Beyond the progressive elimination of barriers at the border, PTAs are increasingly seeking to address a host of behind-the-border issues. These include cooperation in the areas of investment, trade facilitation, competition policy, and government procurement, as well as broader social issues related to the regulation of the environment and the protection of labor and human rights. The book offers unique insight into these new and less well surveyed policy areas.

The product of collaboration between the International Trade Department and the World Bank Institute, Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development builds on several years of policy research within and outside the World Bank, as well as previous World Bank publications on the topic. With contributions from some of the world’s leading trade experts, the book covers a broad array of regional trade issues relevant to both developed and developing countries.


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Editors and Authors
 Grey ArrowJean-Pierre Chauffour
 Grey ArrowJean Christophe Maur
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Book Content

Table of Contents 


Chapter 1: Beyond Market Access

Chapter 2: Landscape 
Chapter 3: Economics 
Chapter 4: North-South Preferential Trade Agreements   
Chapter 5: Customs Unions 

Chapter 6: Preferential Trade Agreements and Multilateral Liberalization

Chapter 7: Agriculture 
Chapter 8: Preferential Rules of Origin 
Chapter 9: Trade Remedy Provisions 
Chapter 10: Product Standards 
Chapter 11: TBT and SPS Measures, in Practice 
Chapter 12: Services 
Chapter 13: Labor Mobility 
Chapter 14: Investment 
Chapter 15: Trade Facilitation 
Chapter 16: Competition Policy 
Chapter 17: Government Procurement 
Chapter 18: Intellectual Property Rights 
Chapter 19: Environment 
Chapter 20: Labor Rights 
Chapter 21: Human Rights 
Chapter 22: Dispute Settlement 

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