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WTO Accession Issues

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  • Rolf J. Langhammer
  • Matthias Lücke

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For many applicant countries, accession to the W70 has been, and still is, a frustratingly slow process. In this paper, we discuss the substantial, contentious issues that are slowing down progress in accession negotiations. We contrast these with the benefits of WTO accession not only to the applicant countries, but also to the multilateral trading system as a whole and, hence, to current members. Against this background, we suggest a strategy to accelerate accession without diluting the ground rules of the multilateral trading system.

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 905.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Feb 1999
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:905

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Keywords: WTO accession; transition economies; state trading; antidumping duties;

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  1. Angelos Kotios, 2001. "The European Union's Balkan development policy," Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, Springer, Springer, vol. 36(4), pages 196-207, July.
  2. Lloyd, P. J., 2001. "The architecture of the WTO," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 17(2), pages 327-353, June.
  3. Rotaru, Marius-Petre, 2008. "Regional integration and the new type of commercial warfare," MPRA Paper 17929, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Hamilton, Carl B, 2003. "Russia's European Economic Integration: Escapism and Realities," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 3840, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  5. Susan Ariel Aaronson & M. Rodwan Abouharb, 2011. "Does the WTO Help Member States Clean Up?," Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy 2011-13, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  6. Michał Kruszka, 2005. "Institutional Aspects of the World Trade Organization's Functioning," Ekonomia journal, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, vol. 12.
  7. Jan Krancke, 1999. "Liberalisierung des internationalen Dienstleistungshandels: Analyse des GATS und Perspektiven für die zukünftige Handelsliberalisierung," Kiel Working Papers 954, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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