Mega-FTAs and the WTO: Competing or Complementary?

Shujiro Urata

研究成果: Article査読

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Mega-FTAs involving many countries and encompassing bilateral and mini-lateral FTAs have begun to be negotiated, while the Doha Round of multinational trade negotiations under the WTO have been at a stalemate. Mega-FTAs, which are discriminatory, and the WTO, which is non-discriminatory, are not consistent, thereby leading to a view that they are competing. This article argues that mega-FTAs and the WTO can be complementary, as mega-FTAs could facilitate negotiations with a smaller number of negotiating members. It further stresses the importance of extending mega-FTAs to a global level by merging with other mega-FTAs and by accepting new members.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)231-242
ページ数12
ジャーナルInternational Economic Journal
30
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 4 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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