Havana Charter: A Critical Assessment

28 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2009

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Ajitesh Mohan

Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd.; National Law School of India University

Date Written: November 6, 2009

Abstract

The purpose of the article is to study in detail the idea behind the International Trade Organization, and to see why the Havana Charter never actually took off. The author has tried to address the following issues in the article: 1) Whether the basic principles of the Charter are really sound and wise? 2) Are these principles fundamentally ill-suited to the conditions and problems of the modern world? 3) Are the short-run escape clauses of the Charter its biggest problem? 4) Whether the cooperation required between ITO and IMF justified in the Charter? 5) Does the Charter have any positives?

Keywords: ITO, Havana Charter

JEL Classification: F33

Suggested Citation

Mohan, Ajitesh, Havana Charter: A Critical Assessment (November 6, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1501277 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1501277

Ajitesh Mohan (Contact Author)

Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd. ( email )

Vatika Towers, B-Block,
Sector - 54
Gurgaon, 122002
India

National Law School of India University ( email )

Nagarbhavi
Bangalore, KS Karnataka 560242
India

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