Trade Preferences and Differential Treatment of Developing Countries


Trade Preferences and Differential Treatment of Developing Countries

9781843766353 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Bernard Hoekman, European University Institute, Italy and Çağlar Özden, The World Bank, US
Publication Date: 2007 ISBN: 978 1 84376 635 3 Extent: 624 pp
The editors have written an authoritative new introduction which illuminates their choice and highlights the contribution of each article.

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Special and differential treatment (SDT) for developing countries has always been a central, but controversial, element of the GATT/WTO multilateral trading system.

A large literature on the subject of SDT has emerged in the last 50 years by both proponents and opponents. The contributions to this volume focus on the rationale, institutional features and economic effectiveness of SDT. The editors have carefully selected a number of key articles with a special emphasis on evaluations of the impact of SDT, especially preferential market access. The book also includes more recent contributions which discuss whether there is a continued need for such special treatment and how it might be designed both from a development objective and from the perspective of the trading system generally. This volume is an essential source of reference for those who follow economic and legal debates on the future of the multilateral trade regime and the role of the developing countries in it.

The editors have written an authoritative new introduction which illuminates their choice and highlights the contribution of each article.
Critical Acclaim
‘The 29 papers in this large book are well selected and annotated by two authors who know the literature intimately and have made their own distinguished contributions. . . this volume is an extremely valuable resource.’
– Briefing Notes in Economics

‘This book is well written and does a good job of summarising the debates surrounding the causes and sustainability of the US current account deficit.’
– SUERF Newsletter

‘It is always convenient to have collections of articles on a particular theme gathered together in one volume, and this book is no exception. Many of the papers are classics, ranging from the history of the global trading system, and institutional developments to help developing countries, to the pure theory of trade preferences. Hoekman and Özden have done teachers and practitioners of trade and development theory and policy a great service.’
– Tony Thirlwall, Keynes College, University of Kent, UK
31 articles, dating from 1964 to 2005
Contributors include: R. Baldwin, J.M. Finger, H.G. Johnson, L. Lundberg, A. Mattoo, T. Murray, E.J. Ray, A. Sapir, C. Stevens, J. Whalley


Introduction Bernard Hoekman and Çağlar Özden

1. UNCTAD (1964), ‘Industrial Exports from the Developing Countries and Preferences’
2. Gardner Patterson (1965), ‘Would Tariff Preferences Help Economic Development?’
3. Harry G. Johnson (1967), ‘Trade Preferences for Manufactured Goods’
4. Mordechai E. Kreinin and J.M. Finger (1976), ‘A Critical Survey of the New International Economic Order’

5. Richard N. Cooper (1972), ‘The European Community’s System of Generalized Tariff Preferences: A Critique’
6. Tracy Murray (1973), ‘How Helpful is the Generalised System of Preferences to Developing Countries?’
7. R.E. Baldwin and T. Murray (1977), ‘MFN Tariff Reductions and Developing Country Trade Benefits under the GSP’
8. André Sapir (1981), ‘Trade Benefits under the EEC Generalized System of Preferences’
9. André Sapir and Lars Lundberg (1984), ‘The U.S. Generalized System of Preferences and Its Impacts’
10. Drusilla K. Brown (1987), ‘General Equilibrium Effects of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences’
11. Don P. Clark and Simonetta Zarrilli (1992), ‘Non-Tariff Measures and Industrial Nation Imports of GSP-Covered Products’
12. James Devault (1996), ‘Competitive Need Limits and the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences’

13. Jan Herin (1986), ‘Rules of Origin and Differences between Tariff Levels in EFTA and in the EC’
14. Paul Brenton and Miriam Manchin (2003), ‘Making EU Trade Agreements Work: The Role of Rules of Origin’
15. Aaditya Mattoo, Devesh Roy and Arvind Subramanian (2003), ‘The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act and its Rules of Origin: Generosity Undermined?’
16. Christopher Stevens and Jane Kennan (2004), ‘Making Trade Preferences More Effective’

17. Rachel McCulloch and José Piñera (1977), ‘Trade as Aid: The Political Economy of Tariff Preferences for Developing Countries’
18. Edward John Ray (1987), ‘The Impact of Special Interests on Preferential Tariff Concessions by the United States’
19. Marcelo Olarreaga and Çaglar Özden (2005), ‘AGOA and Apparel: Who Captures the Tariff Rent in the Presence of Preferential Market Access?’
20. Çaglar Özden and Eric Reinhardt (2005), ‘The Perversity of Preferences: GSP and Developing Country Trade Policies, 1976–2000’

21. Jaleel Ahmad (1978), ‘Tokyo Rounds of Trade Negotiations and the Generalised System of Preferences’
22. Fumiko Yamazaki (1996), ‘Potential Erosion of Trade Preferences in Agricultural Products’
23. Katerina Alexandraki and Hans Peter Lankes (2004), ‘The Impact of Preference Erosion on Middle-Income Countries’

24. Martin Wolf (1984), ‘Two-Edged Sword: Demands of Developing Countries and the Trading System’
25. Brian Hindley (1987), ‘Different and More Favorable Treatment – and Graduation’
26. John Whalley (1999), ‘Special and Differential Treatment in the Millennium Round’
27. Susan Prowse (2002), ‘The Role of International and National Agencies in Trade-related Capacity Building’
28. Christopher Stevens (2003), ‘If One Size Doesn’t Fit All, What Does? Rethinking Special and Differential Treatment in the World Trade Organization’
29. Bernard Hoekman, Constantine Michalopoulos and L. Alan Winters (2004), ‘Special and Differential Treatment of Developing Countries in the WTO: Moving Forward After Cancún’

30. GATT (1965), GATT: Trade and Development
31. GATT (1979), The Enabling Clause

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