The Institutionalisation of Free Trade and Empire: A Study of the 1902 Brussels Convention

(2014) 2:1 London Review of International Law 49–76

28 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2014

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Michael Fakhri

University of Oregon - School of Law

Date Written: February 1, 2014

Abstract

The 1902 Brussels Convention, which discouraged sugar-production subsidies through countervailing duties, created what was arguably the first modern multilateral trade institution. This treaty not only defined the concept of free trade but also reconfigured the political structure of the British Empire. Thus we see how free trade was interlaced with imperialism.

Keywords: International Law, International Institutions, International Trade, Imperialism

JEL Classification: K33, N50, N54, N56, O19, O13, Q17, F13

Suggested Citation

Fakhri, Michael, The Institutionalisation of Free Trade and Empire: A Study of the 1902 Brussels Convention (February 1, 2014). (2014) 2:1 London Review of International Law 49–76, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2464246

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