Regionalism Versus Multilateralism During the Uruguay Round

Richard Pomfret

in The Economics of Regional Trading Arrangements

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199248872
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596797 | DOI:
 Regionalism Versus Multilateralism During the Uruguay Round

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Deals with the conflict between regionalism and multi‐lateralism during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations. The strengthening of regionalism in Western Europe (Sect. 1) and North America (Sect. 2) during the 1980s is described, and reactions to European and American regionalism are outlined (Sect. 3). Section 4 deals with the collapse of the CMEA and the USSR. Section 5 describes the successful completion of the Uruguay Round, and its role in reinforcing multi‐lateralism and forestalling the spread of regionalism.

Keywords: CMEA; Europe; multilateralism; North America; regionalism; trade negotiation; Uruguay Round; USSR

Chapter.  10942 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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