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Recent Regional Agreements: Why So Many, So Fast, So Different and Where Are They Headed?


John Whalley


University of Western Ontario - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI)

September 2006

CIGI Working Paper No. 9

Abstract:     
Recent years have witnessed a sharp increase in the number of regional trade agreements (RTAs) both concluded and under negotiation. This paper attempts to document and discuss this growth focusing on the United States (US), the European Union (EU), China, India, and the agreements of other countries. The form, coverage, and content of these agreements vary considerably from case to case. This paper poses the following questions: why so many, why the variation, and why the recent increase in RTAs? Implications for the trading system are discussed in the final section.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: United States, European Union, NAFTA, Regional Trade Agreements

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Date posted: October 31, 2006  

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Whalley, John, Recent Regional Agreements: Why So Many, So Fast, So Different and Where Are They Headed? (September 2006). CIGI Working Paper No. 9. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=941445 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.941445

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