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Labour standards, social labels and WTO

In: Developing Countries in the World Trading System

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  • Arnab K. Basu
  • Nancy H. Chau
  • Ulrike Grote

Abstract

The book examines the achievements of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations in reforming the world trading system and the challenges to future reforms. It begins with an overview of the genesis of the world trading system and moves on to examine the key issues as they relate to developing countries. These include further liberalization of agricultural trade; abolition of the Multifibre Arrangement; environmental and labour standards; competition policy; regional integration in South East Asia; and the implications for developing Asian countries of the liberalization of the Chinese economy and its WTO membership. Furthermore, the book discusses the links between trade liberalization and poverty reduction – drawing on the experience of Asian countries – and puts forward arguments on how trade liberalization could effect a greater reduction in poverty.

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  • Arnab K. Basu & Nancy H. Chau & Ulrike Grote, 2002. "Labour standards, social labels and WTO," Chapters,in: Developing Countries in the World Trading System, chapter 6 Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:2455_6
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