IMPLEMENTING A TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT IN THE WTO: WHAT MAKES SENSE?
Article first published online: 30 JUN 2007
Pacific Economic Review
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 335–355, August 2007
How to Cite
Finger, J. M. and Wilson, J. S. (2007), IMPLEMENTING A TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT IN THE WTO: WHAT MAKES SENSE?. Pacific Economic Review, 12: 335–355. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0106.2007.00356.x
- Issue published online: 30 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 30 JUN 2007
Abstract. In the Doha Round, trade facilitation is the negotiating issue in which the ‘implementation issue’ is most prominent. At the WTO (the Doha Development Agenda) the international community has approached the implementation problem as a challenge to restore mercantilist balance rather than as a need to build good economics into future agreements. The international community has taken on aggressively the development dimensions of trade facioitation through the development banks, bilateral aid agencies and other specialized institutions. Considerable funding has been provided. Though little progress has been made through WTO negotiations, the content of these development programs is supportive of development.