Making Global Trade Work for People

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The world's trade regime is promoted by international agencies and most governments as the best way to lift the poor out of poverty and achieve sustainable development. But does it contribute to human development or not? This reassessment looks in detail at the way it has worked under the GATT and under the World Trade Organization, and analyses how it is working and how it can be improved. The book aims to make major contribution to the debates surrounding globalization and the impact of trade on the poor, on social stability and on the environment. It is intended to provide a benchmark for future policy discussion and analysis.

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Contents

FIGURES
1
CHAPTER 4REFORMS TO THE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF TRADE
73
1 REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS AND THE MULTILATERAL REGIME
93
NOTES
100
CHAPTER 6COMMODITIES
147
PROPOSALS FOR THE FUTURE
154
HIGHER TARIFFS AND POLICY SPACE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
161
CHAPTER 8TEXTILES AND CLOTHING
167
2 TRIPS AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
225
TRADERELATED INVESTMENT MEASURES AND INVESTMENT
235
INVESTMENT
242
NOTES
252
OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED BY THE AGREEMENT
258
THE WAY FORWARD
275
REFERENCES
282
THE NEED FOR DOMESTIC COMPETITION POLICY IN TODAYS WORLD
291

THE FUTURE OUTLOOK FOR TEXTILE AND CLOTHING TRADE
178
CHAPTER 9ANTIDUMPING
185
THE WAY FORWARD
192
SUBSIDIES
195
ANNEX TABLES
197
TRADERELATED ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
203
TRIPS PLUS
219
TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT
297
STANDARDS
309
REFERENCES
315
WHAT PRINCIPLES SHOULD GUIDE THE MANAGEMENT OF TRADEOFFS BETWEEN
322
A WAY FORWARD
330
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AFTER DOHA
339
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Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is a well-known author, broadcaster and visionary. A leading adviser to business and industry, he was appointed by the prime minister as Chairman of the new UK Sustainable Development Commission

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