The Multilateral Trade Agenda: Uraguay Round Implementation and Beyond

CEPR Discussion Paper Series No. 1533

Posted: 18 Apr 1997

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Joseph F. Francois

University of Bern - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies (WIIW); University of Adelaide - School of Economics

Bradley McDonald

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Date Written: December 1996

Abstract

In this paper we provide a quantitative examination of initiatives for post-Uruguay Round liberalization in "traditional" GATT/WTO market access areas, as a counterpoint to the recent policy literature on newer issues such as the environment, competition policy, and labour standards. We emphasize issues such as industrial tariff liberalization, agricultural trade liberalization, recent proposals for free trade in information technologies, and an expanded Agreement on Government Procurement, along with the benefits of fully implementing the Uruguay Round Agreements. We provide a quantitative assessment of the relative magnitudes of various liberalization proposals using a computable model of the global economy.

JEL Classification: F13, F47

Suggested Citation

Francois, Joseph F and McDonald, Bradley, The Multilateral Trade Agenda: Uraguay Round Implementation and Beyond (December 1996). CEPR Discussion Paper Series No. 1533. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4833

Joseph F Francois (Contact Author)

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Bradley McDonald

World Trade Organization (WTO)

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