Competition policy, developing countries, and the World Trade Organization
AbstractThe authors discuss developing country interests in including competition law disciplines in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Developing countries have a great interest in pursuing active domestic competition policy, they conclude, but should do so independent of the WTO. Given the mercantilist basis of multilateral trade negotiations, the WTO is less likely to be a powerful instrument for encouraging adoption of welfare-enhancing competition rules than it is to be a forum for abolishing cross-border measures. Developing countries should therefore give priority to using the WTO to improve market access-to further reduce direct barriers to trade in goods and services.
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ICT Policy and Strategies; Economic Theory&Research; Environmental Economics&Policies; Labor Policies; Markets and Market Access; Economic Theory&Research; Environmental Economics&Policies; ICT Policy and Strategies; TF054105-DONOR FUNDED OPERATION ADMINISTRATION FEE INCOME AND EXPENSE ACCOUNT; Access to Markets;
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