Eyes Wide Shut? Beyond Market Access in North-South Regional Trade Arrangements
TRADE POLICY RESEARCH 2005, pp. 31-50, John M. Curtis and Dan Ciuriak, eds., Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 2006
20 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2010
Date Written: 2006
This paper provides a thematic summary of a seminar hosted by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada, on 17 February 2005. The seminar addressed five themes: (a) the scope and intended benefits of North–South Regional Trade Agreements involving Asia, Africa, and Central America; (b) the developmental benefits of regional arrangements as mechanisms for trade liberalization and regulatory convergence in non-traditional services; (c) whether investment provisions in bilateral and regional agreements promote the development benefits of foreign direct investment; (d) how to address cross-border competition issues in international agreements; and (e) risks and options for developing countries in negotiating new North-South agreements.
Keywords: WTO, Doha Development Agenda, Regional Trade Agreements, North-South Trade
JEL Classification: F13, F19
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