The Proliferation of Free Trade Agreements: Bane or Beauty?

Journal of World Trade, Vol. 42, 2008

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2007-54

24 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2009

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Leon Trakman

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Trakman, Leon, The Proliferation of Free Trade Agreements: Bane or Beauty?. Journal of World Trade, Vol. 42, 2008, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2007-54, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1358705

Leon Trakman (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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