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Open Regionalism

  • C. Fred Bergsten


    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

"Open regionalism" represents an effort to resolve one of the central problems of contemporary trade policy: how to achieve compatibility between the explosion of regional trading arrangements around the world and the global trading system as embodied in the World Trade Organization. The concept seeks to assure that regional agreements will in practice be building blocks for further global liberalization rather than stumbling blocks that deter such progress.

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Paper provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number WP97-3.

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Date of creation: Jan 1997
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Handle: RePEc:iie:wpaper:wp97-3
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