Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations, New Delhi
The procedures and practices to implement the provisions relating to tariff negotiations and renegotiations have evolved considerably since the GATT was established in 1947. The provisions themselves have undergone some changes in the last fifty-four years. Professor Hoda reviews the evolution of these provisions and of the procedures adopted and practices followed by the contracting parties to GATT 1947 and the Members of the WTO. He goes on to offer some conclusions and recommendations. This book will be of particular interest to negotiators including Geneva based delegations, members of government trade ministries, economists, and all academics who specialise in trade policy.Published October 2001 | 312 pages | 228 x 152 mm | Weight: 0.703 kg
• Detailed insider’s account of the evolution of tariff negotiations with details on each of the GATT and WTO ‘rounds’ over the last 50 years
• Comprehensive guide to procedures and practices in this area, both past and present
• Written by a former Deputy Director-General of the WTO, now based in Delhi
Preface; 1. Legal framework for tariff negotiations and renegotiations under GATT 1994; 2. Tariff conferences and rounds of multilateral trade negotiations; 3. Bilateral and plurilateral negotiations; 4. Practice and procedures in renegotiation; 5. Schedules of tariff concessions: rectification, modification and consolidation; 6. Conclusions and recommendations; Appendices; Index.
‘It repays a close reading, and provides a comprehensive understanding of GATT/WTO tariff negotiations and renegotiations. It also makes an important contribution to the goal of transparency in international trade.’ The Cambridge Law Journal