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Fortschritte in der globalen Handelsliberalisierung – Das WTO-Abkommen über Handelserleichterungen: Ein kaum wahrgenommener Erfolg in Zeiten zunehmender Handelsprotektion


  • Erdal Yalcin
  • Felicitas Beier


Die Welthandelsorganisation konnte nach langen Verhandlungen ein neues multilaterales Handelsabkommen beschließen, das in der Öffentlichkeit wenig diskutiert wird. In Anbetracht der zunehmenden Skepsis gegenüber Handelsabkommen per se und der einhergehenden national orientierten Politiken, ist das sogenannte Trade Facilitation Agreement der WTO ein wichtiger Erfolg. Bei einer sofortigen und vollständigen Umsetzung der in diesem Abkommen festgelegten Regeln könnte das Wachstum des Bruttoinlandsprodukts weltweit jährlich m 0,54% zulegen. Im konservativsten Szenario der WTO und über einen Zeitraum von zehn Jahren, läge der Wachstumszuwachs immerhin noch bei 0,34%.

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  • Erdal Yalcin & Felicitas Beier, 2017. "Fortschritte in der globalen Handelsliberalisierung – Das WTO-Abkommen über Handelserleichterungen: Ein kaum wahrgenommener Erfolg in Zeiten zunehmender Handelsprotektion," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 70(07), pages 40-50, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:70:y:2017:i:07:p:40-50

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    1. John S. Wilson & Catherine L. Mann & Tsunehiro Otsuki, 2005. "Assessing the Benefits of Trade Facilitation: A Global Perspective," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(6), pages 841-871, June.
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    Handelsliberalisierung; Internationales Handelsabkommen; Außenwirtschaftsförderung; WTO-Recht;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F53 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations


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