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a| 10.14217/9781848597044-en 2| doi
a| Business Guide to the World Trading System h| [electronic resource] / c| ITC and Commonwealth Secretariat.
a| London : b| Commonwealth Secretariat, c| 1999.
a| 1 online resource (332 pages)
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a| Preface -- Introduction -- Overview -- WTO: Forum for negotiations, dispute settlement and trade policy reviews -- Four main rules of GATT -- Valuation of goods for customs purposes -- Preshipment Inspection -- Mandatory and voluntary product standards, and sanitary and phytosanitary regulations -- Import licensing procedures -- Rules applicable to exports -- Rules governing subsidies on industrial products -- Safeguard measures to restrict imports in emergency situations -- Safeguard actions for economic development purposes: special flexibility available to developing countries -- Response to unfair trade practices: rules on the use of countervailing and anti-dumping duties -- Rules of origin -- Trade-related investment measures -- Agreement on Textiles and Clothing -- Agreement on Agriculture -- Results of Market Access Negotiations -- General Agreement on Trade in Services -- Government procurement -- State Trading -- Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights -- Trade and environment -- Trade and investment -- Trade and competition policy -- Transparency in government procurement practices -- Trade facilitation -- Electronic commerce -- Index.
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a| This publication is a sequel to the highly successful Business Guide to the Uruguay Round.It provides an overview of achievements of the Uruguay Round and the legal system established by it and explains the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This edition contains updates on new developments which have taken place since 1996. It also contains a new section on the six trade-related subject areas: trade and environment, trade and investment, competition policy, transparency in government and procurement, trade facilitation and electronic commerce. A thorough understanding of the World Trading System is critical to increasing the competitiveness of enterprises in Commonwealth countries. This publication will be an essential tool to the international business community and will help business leaders to better understand the implications of the WTO Agreements and how to apply the various provisions and rules to their day-to-day business decisions.Published jointly by the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO and the Commonwealth Secretariat.
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