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Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations under the GATT and the WTO
Procedures and Practices

2nd Edition

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  • Author: Anwarul Hoda, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
  • Date Published: November 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107194335

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  • Over the past seven decades, since the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was established in 1947, there has been a phenomenal increase in international trade in goods, largely due to sustained efforts by the world's main trading nations to reduce and eliminate tariff barriers in a multilaterally orchestrated manner. This publication reviews how the procedures and practices relating to tariff negotiations and renegotiations have evolved over this time. In particular, this new edition recounts how negotiations to expand the duty-free coverage of the Information Technology Agreement were concluded and provides an account of tariff renegotiations regarding successive enlargements of the European Union. It also covers tariff negotiations for the accession of a number of new members to the WTO, such as China and Russia. This book will be of particular interest to negotiators, members of government, trade ministries, economists and academics specialized in trade policy.

    • Recounts the WTO negotiations for the new plurilateral ITA Expansion Agreement
    • Includes an account of WTO renegotiations in the context of successive enlargements of the European Union
    • Provides an account of the WTO negotiations for accession of a number of new members of the WTO, including two major trading nations, China and Russia, and the implementation of changes in the WTO members' schedules of tariff commitments owing to periodic revisions of the harmonized system
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107194335
    • length: 430 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 22 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    1. Legal framework for tariff negotiations and renegotiations under GATT 1994
    2. Tariff conferences and rounds of multilateral trade negotiations
    3. Bilateral and plurilateral negotiations
    4. Practice and procedures in renegotiations
    5. Schedules of tariff concessions: rectification, modification and consolidation
    6. Conclusions
    Appendix A. Key provisions in the Havana Charter and GATT 1994 and related decision and understandings
    Appendix B. Decisions and declarations commencing rounds of multilateral trade negotiations
    Appendix C. Protocols embodying the results of multilateral trade negotiations
    Appendix D. Decisions on procedures on renegotiations, rectifications, modifications and related subjects
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Anwarul Hoda, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
    Anwarul Hoda is Chair Professor of the Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is a former Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. His main publications as author are Developing Countries in the International Trading System (1987) and Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations under the GATT and the WTO (Cambridge, 2001), and as editor, The WTO Agreement and Indian Agriculture (2002).

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