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Non‐Discrimination in the GATT

Richard Pomfret

in The Economics of Regional Trading Arrangements

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199248872
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596797 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199248877.003.0004
 Non‐Discrimination in the GATT

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Examines the treatment of discriminatory trade policies in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Despite a strong commitment to unconditional MFN treatment, the GATT allowed some exceptions under a grandfather clause for Imperial Preferences (Sect. 1), Article XXIV for customs unions (Sect. 2), Article XIX to deal with market disruption (Sect. 3), and for other reasons (Sect. 4).

Keywords: customs union; GATT; Imperial Preferences; market disruption; trade policy

Chapter.  3729 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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