Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104757
Authors: 
Neufeld, Nora
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WTO Staff Working Paper ERSD-2014-06
Abstract: 
The paper chronicles the negotiating history of the recently concluded Trade Facilitation Accord. Analysing the various stages of the decade-long effort to get the Agreement off the ground, itAnalysing the various stages of the decade-long effort to get the Agreement off the ground, it examines what was at stake in the negotiations, how they evolved and why they finally succeeded - despite many obstacles and detours along the way. The study also suggests ways in which the exercise has broken new ground - for Trade Facilitation rule-making at the global level, for how WTO Members negotiate agreements, and for the world trading system as a whole.
Subjects: 
WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation
trade facilitation negotiations
negotiating history
multilateral trading system
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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