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dc.contributor.authorStaiger, Robert W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T12:02:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-26T12:02:55Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57619-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I sketch out the rough contours of the challenge faced by the WTO in dealing with non-tariff measures (NTMs) as seen from the economic theories of trade agreements. The key questions for the WTO - the answers to which largely dictate the choice between shallow and deep approaches to integration - appear to be two: (1) Is it the terms-of-trade problem or the commitment problem that WTO member governments seek to solve with their WTO membership?; and (2) Is it market clearing or offshoring/bilateral bargaining that is now the most prominent mechanism for the determination of international prices? I suggest that evidence on the first question points to the terms-of-trade theory and hence toward shallow integration, but that answering the second question may be the key to identifying the best way forward on NTMs for the WTO.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWorld Trade Organization, Economic Research and Statistics Div. Genevaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWTO Staff Working Paper ERSD-2012-01en_US
dc.subject.jelD62en_US
dc.subject.jelF13en_US
dc.subject.jelF55en_US
dc.subject.jelH21en_US
dc.subject.jelH23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordterms of tradeen_US
dc.subject.keywordcommitmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordborder measuresen_US
dc.subject.keywordbehind-the-border measuresen_US
dc.subject.keywordoffshoringen_US
dc.subject.keywordbilateral bargainingen_US
dc.subject.stwNichttarifäre Handelshemmnisseen_US
dc.subject.stwWTO-Regelnen_US
dc.subject.stwTerms of Tradeen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenwirtschaftstheorieen_US
dc.titleNon-tariff measures and the WTOen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn68350097Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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