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Integrating Developing Countries and Economies in Transition

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System

Second edition

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780198294313
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596445 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019829431X.003.0013
 Integrating Developing Countries and Economies in Transition

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A brief review is presented of the history of developing country involvement in GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and the experience of the first five years of the WTO (World Trade Organization), including efforts to negotiate the accession of China and Russia. The sections of the chapter are as follows: Special and differential treatment; Changing attitudes towards the trading system; Developing country participation in the WTO; Implementation of multilateral agreements; Expanding membership; and Conclusion.

Keywords: accession; China; developing countries; economies in transition; GATT; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; history; membership; multilateral agreements; Russia; trading system; World Trade Organization; WTO

Chapter.  11584 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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