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The Forum would consider Market access across various development dimensions including global (MFN) liberalisation, North-South trade and South-South trade, trade in services, and regional trade liberalisation (as a complement to multilateral liberalisation).
More open markets have brought economic benefits to a broad range of countries over the years, including many in the developing world. How can the Doha Development Agenda talks on further opening up markets in agriculture, industrial and consumer goods, and services be made to live up to their name? Who stands to gain from more open markets and less government support in agriculture? How can developing countries make the most of new
This paper analyses the relation between time for exports and imports, logistics services and international trade.
The objective of this study is to offer reflections on how special and differential treatment for trade facilitation may be shaped by the cost implications of measures included in the future agreement.
This book identifies the requirements for successful reallocation of labour and capital to more efficient uses in response to globalisation and the emergence of new sources of competition, technological change and shifting consumer preferences.
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Will developing countries really gain substantially from further multilateral trade liberalisation? This is a vital issue for the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a requirement for their successful conclusion.It is clear that many developing countries have benefited from multilateral trade negotiations and the resultant market-opening agreements in the decades since the Second World War.
Studies of the Mexico-USA avocado trade; Australian dairy industry; Chilean agro-food sector; Kenyan cut flower sector; agricultural reform in New Zealand; fisheries in Denmark and seafood in Thailand.
Case studies include: motor vehicle sector in Japan, Poland, South Africa and Australia; health services in the USA and Mexico, Japan, Philippines and Thailand; international IT sourcing in the United States, India and Europe plus IBM and Infosys.
Studies include: textile and clothing sectors in Bangladesh, Colombia, Lesotho, Mauritius, USA, Australia and the Slovak Republic; the steel industry in Europe and the US; and shipbuilding in the EU, Japan and Australia.
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This paper was presented at the Global Forum on Trade Workshop on the Development Dimensions of the Singapore Issues, Hong Kong, China, 19-20 June 2002.