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Title Toward free trade in the Americas / Jose Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs and Maryse Robert, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press : Organization of American States, [2001]
©2001
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Contents Foreword / César Gaviria -- Introduction / José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs and Maryse Robert -- part I. Trade and investment flows: hemispheric trends. Trade and investment flows in the Americas / Karsten Steinfatt and Patricio Contreras -- part II. Regional trade arrangements. Customs unions / José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs ... [and others] -- Free trade agreements / Maryse Robert -- Preferential and partial scope trade agreements / Karsten Steinfatt -- part III. Trade rules in the Americas. Trade in goods and agriculture / Donald R. Mackay, Maryse Robert, and Rosine M. Plank-Brumback -- Standards and technical barriers to trade / Barbara R. Kotschwar -- Services / Sherry M. Stephenson -- Investment / Maryse Robert -- Intellectual property rights / César Parga -- Competition policy / José Tavaras de Araujo, Jr. -- Government procurement / Donald R. Mackay and Maryse Robert -- Dispute settlement / Rosine M. Plank-Brumback -- part IV. The road ahead: the free trade area of the Americas. The FTAA process: from Miami 1994 to Quebec 2001 / José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs -- Integration and interdependence in the Americas / César Gaviria
Summary Annotation In the past 15 years, the nations of the Western Hemisphere have staged a remarkable revolution -- in the way they trade with their neighbors. First, after decades of restrictive import policies, several countries began to liberalize their trade and investment regimes. Then, beginning a decade ago, numerous bilateral and sub-regional trade agreements were achieved, to serve as vital complements to domestic reforms and to foster trade flows among member countries. At the Second Summit of the Americas in 1998, negotiations among 34 democracies were launched to establish the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). This report takes stock of the remarkable progress to date in the development of free trade in the Western Hemisphere. It examines trade flows between countries in the same regional groupings and between members of different sub-regional arrangements. The report describes the main characteristics of the trade arrangements signed between countries of the Hemisphere and explores the development of trade rules in these arrangements. Finally, the report details recent advances in the construction of the FTAA
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Free trade -- America.
Americas -- Commerce.
Americas -- Economic integration.
Form Electronic book
Author Robert, Maryse.
Salazar X., José Manuel (Salazar Xirinachs)
LC no. 2001000443
ISBN 0815798261 (electronic bk.)
9780815798262 (electronic bk.)