xiv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9789280811629 paperback 9280811622 paperback
As multilateral negotiations become increasingly complex and protracted, preferential trade agreements have become the center of trade diplomacy, pushing beyond tariffs into deep integration and beyond regionalism into a web of bilateral deals, raising concerns about coercion by bigger players. This study examines American, European and Asian approaches to preferential trade agreements and their effects on trade, investment and economic welfare. It draws on theoretical works, but also examines the actual substance of agreements negotiated and envisaged.--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction The issues : the nature and scope of PTA policy provisions Goals and outcomes : US, European and Asian approaches compared The effects Conclusion.