Reciprocity, non-discrimination and preferential agreements in the multilateral trading system by Kyle Bagwell

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Subjects:

  • Commercial treaties -- Mathematical models.,
  • Tariff preferences -- Mathematical models.,
  • Favored nation clause -- Mathematical models.,
  • Reciprocity (Commerce) -- Mathematical models.

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StatementKyle Bagwell, Robert W. Staiger.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 5932, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 5932.
ContributionsStaiger, Robert W., National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Physical Object
Pagination41, [5] p. :
Number of Pages41
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Open LibraryOL22410495M

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An efficient multilateral trade agreement can be implemented under reciprocity in the presence of a preferential agreement if and only if the multilateral agreement is characterized as follows: (i) Each country that is not a member of a preferential agreement must abide by the principle of non-discrimination (MFN) and set its tariffs at a level Cited by: Reciprocity, Non-discrimination and Preferential Agreements in the Multilateral Trading System* by Kyle Bagwell and Robert W.

Staiger Revised: February Abstract: We present a framework for understanding and interpreting reciprocity and non-discrimination, the two principles that are the pillars of the multilateral trading system as.

Bagwell, Kyle and Robert W. Staiger. "Reciprocity, Non-discrimination And The Preferential Agreements In The Multilateral Trading System," European Journal of Political Economy,v17(2,Jun), citation courtesy ofCited by: Reports. Reciprocity, Non-Discrimination, and Preferential Agreements in the Multilateral Trading System.

Bagwell, Kyle; Staiger, Robert W. We present a framework for understanding and interpreting reciprocity and nondiscrimination, the two principles that are the pillars of the multilateral trading system as embodied in GATT and its successor, the by: Download Citation | Reciprocity, Non-discrimination and Preferential Agreements in the Multilateral Trading System | In this paper, we consider a three-stage game in the context of a competing.

In this way, the principles of reciprocity and non-discrimination can work together to deliver efficient outcomes for the multilateral trading system. We also consider within our framework the implications of preferential agreements for the multilateral trading system.

Get this from a library. Reciprocity, non-discrimination and preferential agreements in the multilateral trading system. [Kyle Bagwell; Robert W Staiger; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. Reciprocity, in international trade, the granting of mutual concessions in tariff rates, quotas, or other commercial restrictions.

Reciprocity implies that these concessions are neither intended nor expected to be generalized to other countries with which the contracting parties have commercial treaties. Reciprocity agreements may be made between individual countries or groups of countries.

All of these reciprocal agreements are collectively referred to here as regional trade agreements (RTAs). Some authors alternatively call these instruments preferential trade agreements, but the acronym PTA is better used to mean preferential trade arrangements (i.e.

those autonomous programmes that work solely on a one-way basis). The Generalized. Preferential Agreements in the Multilateral Trading System”, NBER Working Paper No.

w,p. 8 B RAUNER, Y ARIV, “International Trade and Tax Agreements May Be Coordinated, but Not Reconciled”, Virginia Tax Review, Vol.

25, Issue 1,p. Notwith-standing, others say that this willingness to conclude agreements in a. Enter the password to open this PDF file: Cancel OK. File name:. The entire edifice of GATT’s open and liberal multilateral trading system is built on four basic and simple rules.

The first rule, while recognizing that it is important for member countries to follow open and liberal trade policies, permits them to protect domestic production from. under certain circumstances from the non-discrimination clause of the multilateral world trading system.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) permits countries to enter into PTAs under certain conditions, but the criteria are very elastic, and the examination by the WTO as to their consistency with WTO rules has not been rigorous 2 1.

Introduction One of the biggest challenges for the multilateral trading system in the 21st century is the rise of preferential trade agreements.1 Both the number and the scope of these agreements is rising rapidly.

The collapse of yet another Ministerial Meeting of the Doha Round, in July in. Reciprocity, Non-discrimination and Preferential Agreements in the Multilateral Trading System (with Kyle Bagwell), European Journal of Political Economy, June Domestic Policies, National Sovereignty and International Economic Institutions (with Kyle Bagwell), Quarterly Journal of Economics, May [ slides ].

Robert W. Staiger's research works with 5, citations and 3, reads, including: Multilateral Trade Bargaining: A First Look at the GATT Bargaining Records. Most of the WTO’s agreements were the outcome of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations.

Some, including GATTwere revisions of texts that previously existed under GATT as multilateral or plurilateral agreements. Some, such as GATS, were new.

The full package of multilateral Uruguay Round agreements is called the round’s Final Act. interact with the multilateral system in light of each of its three principle components. We approach the question posed at the outset in two parts.

We first ask, will preferential agreements undermine a multilateral trading system that is built on the pillars of reciprocity and non-discrimination. A remaining question is. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) is a multilateral trade treaty among countries to regulate international trade and tariffs in accordance with specific rules, norms or code of conduct.

The world witnessed a regime of rigorous and extensive trade barriers during ’s and. ganization rules on preferential agreements as well as improved monitoring. Keywords: world trade, preferential trade agreements, rules of origin, Article XXIV, World Trade Organization.

One of the greatest challenges for the multilateral trading system in the twenty-first century is the rise of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) The first source of uncertainty is that big deals in the making – such as the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Doha Round, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – have exhibited an “on-again, off-again” another, the sheer number of preferential trade.

PART II NON-DISCRIMINATION AND RECIPROCITY 8. Douglas A. Irwin (), ‘Multilateral and Bilateral Trade Policies in the World Trading System: An Historical Perspective’ 9.

David Lazer (), ‘The Free Trade Epidemic of the s and Other Outbreaks of Economic Discrimination’ H. The MFN principle is often referred to as the cornerstone of the multilateral trading system, and an MFN obligation is included in numerous GATT/WTO agreements.’ (International Trade).

Article I:1 of the GATT embodies the principal MFN obligation of the world trading system, as follows. The Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act: The Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act of is a S federal statute.

This Act aims to make provisions for negotiation of tariff agreements between the U.S. and other nation; Through negotiation the Act brings reduction of duties. The provisions of the Act encompass rules for the principal-supplier relationship. Multilateral Trading System and Preferential Liberalization 21 The stumbling block argument Countries can become “content” with preferential liberalization, reducing the incentive to engage in multilateral liberalization Preferential agreements can be “paper tigers”, and not really prepare the groundwork for additional liberalization.

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a scheme under which developed countries grant non-reciprocal preferences such as tariff reductions to developing countries, is also treated as an exception to the principle of non-discrimination.

Thus, the Sutherland Report includes GSP schemes in its definition of PTAs. Since the inception of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 50 years ago, the multilateral trading system had been based on the principle of non-discrimination.

Accordingly, member countries were required to offer most-favoured-nation treatment or equal treatment to all trading partners with regard to tariffs and customs. Alt: Non-Discrimination: MFN & National Treatment Horn and Mavroidis (). “Economic and Legal Aspects of the Most-Favored-Nation Clause.” European Journal of Political Economy, V#2, Bagwell and Staiger ().

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1About such agreements are already in force and Mongolia is the only WTO member that does not participate in any PTA. To understand the multilateral trading system's achievements, it is important to remember where Concern for reciprocity and non-discrimination, in turn, gave rise to the need for a general code of trade rules.

Unless negotiated Although the round resulted in new agreements to allow preferential, non-reciprocal access for developing.

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