Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/3133
Authors: 
Langhammer, Rolf J.
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1194
Abstract: 
The paper analyses the interests of China as a member of the G-21, which contributed to the failure of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Cancún/Mexico in September 2003. It concludes that the median member of G-21 is more inward-looking and less reform-minded than China. A failure of the Doha Round due to a North-South divide between the US/EU on the one hand and the G-21 on the other hand would cause more harm to the latter than to the former group and would also impact negatively upon China, which has fewer alternatives to a multilateral round than both most of the other G-21 members and the two big players. Thus, China would be well-advised to remain unconstrained in its trade policies and does not become member of any group.
Subjects: 
Multilateral trade policies
trade liberalisation
world trading order
JEL: 
F0
F1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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