Global Economic Prospects 2004: Realizing the Development Promise of the Doha Agenda
World Bank Publications, 2003 - 333 pages
The Doha Development Agenda of the Fourth Ministerial Conference of the WTO opened many contentious and important questions. 'Global Economic Prospects 2004' analyzes the most critical multilateral trade issues and suggests policy options that would raise living standards in developing countries and reduce global poverty. The fourteenth annual edition of 'Global Economic Prospects': - explores the short-, medium-, and long-term outlook for the global economy, including driving forces, commodity prices, and capital flows, and their implications for major regions. - reviews recent trends in exports from developing countries, trade barriers that work to the disadvantage of poor people, and policies to reduce protection and other inequities in the world trading system. - examines trade in agriculture--the most important and politically contentious sector for global poverty reduction--including key lessons from development experience, possible changes to the current system of subsidies and protection, and the potential for liberalization in both rich and poor countries. - investigates the temporary movement of labor--so-called Mode 4 of the General Agreement on Trade in Services--evaluating its advantages and disadvantages to both the home and the host countries. - discusses trade facilitation in light of post-9/11 concerns for security to suggest new policies that would promote greater and more-secure trade. - reviews the special treatment of developing countries in the world trading system and the role of trade preferences, exemptions from WTO rules, and technical assistance to implement WTO trade regulations. 'Global Economic Prospects 2004' provides essential information for those concerned with developments shaping today's global economy.
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Page xxx - GATS General Agreement on Trade in Services GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GDP gross domestic product...
Page 293 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Page 295 - This table classifies all World Bank member economies and all other economies with populations of more than 30,000. Economies are divided among income groups according to 2002 GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method.
Page 200 - Goods shall review and as appropriate, clarify and improve relevant aspects of Articles V, VIII and X of the GATT 1994 and identify the trade facilitation needs and priorities of members, in particular developing and least-developed countries. We commit ourselves to ensuring adequate technical assistance and support for capacity building in this area.
Page 172 - Member from applying measures to regulate the entry of natural persons into, or their temporary stay in, its territory, including those measures necessary to protect the integrity of, and to ensure the orderly movement of natural persons across, its borders, provided that such measures are not applied in such a manner as to nullify or impair the benefits accruing to any Member under the terms of a specific commitment.
Page 206 - We therefore agree that all special and differential treatment provisions shall be reviewed with a view to strengthening them and making them more precise, effective and operational.
Page 199 - Recognizing the case for further expediting the movement, release and clearance of goods, including goods in transit, and the need for enhanced technical assistance and capacity building in this area, we agree that negotiations will take place after the Fifth Session of the Ministerial Conference on the basis of a decision to be taken, by explicit consensus, at that session on modalities of negotiations.
Page xxv - WTO's agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).