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Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development

The world of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) is complex and expanding fast. The new book Preferential Trade Agreements Policies for Development highlights the most recent policy thinking and analytical work in the key areas covered by modern PTAs. 

Beyond the progressive elimination of barriers at the border, PTAs are increasingly seeking to address a host of behind-the-border issues. They promote cooperation in the areas of investment, trade facilitation, competition policy, and government procurement. But they also touch upon broader social issues related to the regulation of the environment and the protection of labor and human rights. This book offers a unique insight into these new and less well surveyed trade-related policy areas.

Produced in collaboration between the International Trade Department and the World Bank Institute, Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development builds on the sum of several years of policy research in and outside the World Bank, and previous World Bank publications on the topic. The book benefited from the contribution of some of the world’s leading trade experts. It offers a unique and thorough window into a broad array of regional trade issues relevant to both developed and developing countries.
 

 

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Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development: A Handbook Part 1

Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development: A Handbook Part 2

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