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Behind-the-Border Policies

Behind-the-Border Policies
Assessing and Addressing Non-Tariff Measures

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Joseph Francois, Bernard Hoekman, Marie Luise Rau, Achim Vogt, Peter Egger, Miriam Manchin, Mahdi Ghodsi, Robert Stehrer, Eddy Bekkers, Hugo Rojas-Romagosa, Simon J. Evenett, Anirudh Shingal, Igor Bagayev, Ronald B. Davies, Fabio Artuso, Robert Basedow, Stefano Inama, Manfred Elsig, Sebastian Klotz, Chad Bown, Thomas J. Bollyky, Petros C. Mavroidis
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  • Publication planned for: November 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108485531

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  • One feature of globalization is that barriers to international competition have come to be associated with differences in regulatory policies that increase the costs of engaging in cross-border sales. Such non-tariff measures (NTMs) have attracted growing attention from policy makers and raise important questions for policy research. This book provides a valuable overview of key issues related to NTMs and domestic regulation. It covers the classification and definition of NTMs, new sources of data on NTMs, the impacts of (different types of) NTMs, the challenges that confront efforts to reduce the negative trade effects of NTMs and what can and should be done through international cooperation to promote good practices in the design and implementation of NTMs. The contributors comprise a mix of leading trade policy experts - both academics and practitioners - and younger researchers who have specialized in the analysis of NTMs.

    • Brings together leading trade policy experts - both academics and practitioners - and younger researchers who have specialized in the analysis of non-tariff measures (NTMs)
    • Offers an empirical understanding of what NTMs are, what they do and what can be done about them, and how they have been and can be addressed through domestic reform and international cooperation
    • Offers readers an understanding of why NTMs matter, including the real-world importance of NTMs based on current data and state of the art methods
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    • Publication planned for: November 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108485531
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 32 b/w illus. 45 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Moving beyond the border: introduction and overview Joseph Francois and Bernard Hoekman
    Part I. Concepts and Measurement:
    2. NTMs: data concepts and sources Marie Luise Rau and Achim Vogt
    3. Regulatory bindings, policy uncertainty, and market access in services Peter Egger, Joseph Francois, Bernard Hoekman and Miriam Manchin
    Part II. Assessing and Benchmarking Policy:
    4. NTMs in the presence of global value chains and their impact on productivity Mahdi Ghodsi and Robert Stehrer
    5. Non-tariff measure estimations in different impact assessments Eddy Bekkers and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa
    6. Gauging procurement policy change during the crisis-era: evidence from the global trade alert Simon J. Evenett and Anirudh Shingal
    7. Preferences, income distribution, and the burden of NTMs Igor Bagayev and Ronald B. Davies
    Part III. Dealing With NTMs: Legal and Institutional Contexts:
    8. NTM reforms: a practitioner's perspective Fabio Artuso
    9. Good regulatory practices and international trade Robert Basedow
    10. Rules of origin as non-tariff measures: towards greater regulatory convergence Bernard Hoekman and Stefano Inama
    11. Behind-the-border measures and the new generation of trade agreements: TBT and SPS compared Manfred Elsig and Sebastian Klotz
    12. Non-tariff responses to China's development strategy: the WTO's interface challenge Chad Bown
    13. A time for action: the WTO must change to promote regulatory cooperation Thomas J. Bollyky and Petros C. Mavroidis.

  • Editors

    Joseph Francois, Universität Bern, Switzerland
    Joseph Francois is Professor of Economics and Managing Director of the World Trade Institute, Universität Bern, Switzerland. He is a Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) research fellow, and co-founder of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG). He has published widely on trade, the role of services in growth and development, and sustainability aspects of globalization.

    Bernard Hoekman, European University Institute, Florence
    Bernard Hoekman is Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Dean, External Relations, at the European University Institute, Florence. A Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) research fellow, he has published widely on trade and development, trade in services, and the multilateral trading system.

    Contributors

    Joseph Francois, Bernard Hoekman, Marie Luise Rau, Achim Vogt, Peter Egger, Miriam Manchin, Mahdi Ghodsi, Robert Stehrer, Eddy Bekkers, Hugo Rojas-Romagosa, Simon J. Evenett, Anirudh Shingal, Igor Bagayev, Ronald B. Davies, Fabio Artuso, Robert Basedow, Stefano Inama, Manfred Elsig, Sebastian Klotz, Chad Bown, Thomas J. Bollyky, Petros C. Mavroidis

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