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Implementing PTAs in the Southern Cone region of Latin America: Rules of Origin

Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann and Thierry Verdier

in The Origin of Goods

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780199290482
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603471 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199290482.003.0009
 Implementing PTAs in the Southern Cone region of Latin America: Rules of Origin

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This chapter looks at the role of Rules of Origin in the implementation of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) in the southern cone region of Latin America. It considers the (imperfect) Custom Union (CU) of Mercosur and the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed between Mercosur and Chile, and Mercosur and Bolivia. These PTAs allow the study of the potential contrast in the design of ROOs under CU and FTA. The following key questions are addressed: Was there any significant difference in the design of ROOs under CU and FTAs? Were the latter more restrictive? To what extent did normative vis-à-vis political economy considerations play any role in the determination of ROOs in the Southern Cone?

Keywords: rules of origin; Mercosur; preferential trade agreements

Chapter.  9287 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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