Managing the Challenges of WTO Participation

Managing the Challenges of WTO Participation

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This 2005 compilation of 45 case studies documents disparate experiences among economies in addressing the challenges of participating in the WTO. It demonstrates that success or failure is strongly influenced by how governments and private sector stakeholders organise themselves at home. The contributors, mainly from developing countries, give examples of participation with lessons for others. They show that when the system is accessed and employed effectively, it can serve the interests of poor and rich countries alike. However, a failure to communicate among interested parties at home often contributes to negative outcomes on the international front. Above all, these case studies demonstrate that the WTO creates a framework within which sovereign decision-making can unleash important opportunities or undermine the potential benefits flowing from a rules-based international environment that promotes open trade.... language problems and budgetary concerns due to the fact that Korea had to use many foreign consultants. Because the Samsung case was the first brought to the WTO DSB by Korea, there was no real knowledge as to how to proceed. ... On the bright side, Samsung and the Korean government were able to work fairly smoothly together, and co-operated to build a strong case for the WTO DSM.

Title:Managing the Challenges of WTO Participation
Author:Peter Gallagher, Patrick Low, Andrew L. Stoler
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-12-15


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