The Proliferation of Free Trade Agreements: Bane or Beauty?
Journal of World Trade, Vol. 42, 2008
24 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2009
This essay explores the policy foundations behind regional and bilateral trade agreements and their application in practice. Critically examining the arguments in support of them, it highlights the virtues and deficiencies of each. It concludes by arguing that international standards should be developed to guide the development of bilateral trade agreements in the future.
Keywords: bilateral trade agreements
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