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Author Irwin, Douglas A., 1962-

Title The genesis of the GATT / Douglas A. Irwin, Petros C. Mavroidis, Alan O. Sykes
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 314 pages) : illustrations
Series American Law Institute reporters' studies on WTO law
American Law Institute reporters' studies.
Contents The creation of the GATT -- The negotiation of the GATT -- The rationales for the GATT
Summary "This book is part of a wider project on the economic logic behind the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). This volume asks: What does the historical record indicate about the aims and objectives of the frames of the GATT? Where did the provisions of the GATT come from and how did they evolve through various international meetings and drafts? To what extent does the historical record provide support for one or more of the economic rationales for the GATT? This book examines the motivations and contributions of the two main framers of the GATT, the United States and the united Kingdom, as well as the smaller role of other countries. The framers desired a commercial agreement on trade practices as well as negotiated reductions in trade barriers. Both were sought as a way to expand international trade to promote world prosperity, restrict the use of discriminatory policies to reduce conflict over trade, and thereby establish economic foundations for maintaining world peace."--Jacket
Notes "ALI - The American Law Institute."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-305) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Organization) -- History
SUBJECT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Organization) fast
Subject Foreign trade regulation -- History
Tariff -- Law and legislation -- History
LAW -- Commercial -- International Trade.
Foreign trade regulation
Tariff -- Law and legislation
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
International trade.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Mavroidis, Petros C.
Sykes, A. O.
American Law Institute.
LC no. 2008015269
ISBN 9780511415234