Managing the Challenges of WTO Membership”

My co-edi­tors on this project, which began ear­ly last year, are Andrew Stol­er, Direc­tor of “IIBE&L”:http://www.iibel.adelaide.edu.au/ and Patrick Low, Direc­tor of Devel­op­ment and Eco­nom­ic Research at “WTO”:www.wto.org. The case study authors are aca­d­e­mics, offi­cials, expert ana­lysts and busi­nes­sas­so­ci­a­tion exec­u­tives in about 30 devel­op­ing coun­tries (and one or two devel­oped economies) includ­ing strong rep­re­sen­ta­tion from North, South and East Asia, the Pacif­ic, Africa and Latin Amer­i­ca. We hope the book, to be pub­lished by Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty Press, will be read by teach­ers, ana­lysts, jour­nal­ists and any­one inter­est­ed in how the WTO and the trad­ing sys­tem real­ly works. I don’t know of any oth­er source-book like it on WTO. It will be a valu­able resource for, say, an Exec­u­tive sem­i­nar or a post-grad­u­ate one-semes­ter course on the trad­ing sys­tem. To pro­mote it’s use for that pur­pose, I’m also prepar­ing a ‘train­ers man­u­al’ that I hope will be avail­able short­ly after Man­ag­ing the Chal­lenges appears. The man­u­al will pro­vide back­ground infor­ma­tion, data, dis­cus­sion and fur­ther read­ing resources for stu­dents. More on the train­ers’ man­u­al lat­er. Here are the work­ing titles of the draft chap­ters (with pre­lim­i­nary sub-titles):

Work­ing Title of Chap­ter

work­ing sub-title
1. Argenti­na — Chile WTO Dis­pute Set­tle­ment re Chilean Price Band Pol­i­cy

WTO Dis­pute Set­tle­ment between Region­al Part­ners — The case of Argenti­na and Chile. 2. Argenti­na and the Sched­ul­ing of Com­mit­ments under the WTO GATS Agree­ment

Argentina’s GATS Com­mit­ments — The process of domes­tic trade pol­i­cy for­mu­la­tion. 3. Cos­ta Rica’s WTO Dis­pute Set­tle­ment Chal­lenge of US Restric­tions on Imports of Under­wear

David vs. Goliath — Cos­ta Rica’s DSU Chal­lenge of US Restric­tions on Imports of Under­wear 4. Overview of French Deci­sion-mak­ing on WTO Nego­ti­a­tions on the way to Can­cun

The Road to Can­cun — the French Deci­sion-mak­ing process on WTO nego­ti­a­tions 5. Brazil and the Estab­lish­ment of the G-20 Group of Devel­op­ing Coun­tries

Brazil and the G-20 Group of Devel­op­ing Coun­tries 7. Deci­sion-mak­ing Process­es in India in the Con­text of Agri­cul­ture Nego­ti­a­tions

Deci­sion-mak­ing Process­es in India — the case of the Agri­cul­ture Nego­ti­a­tions 8. How Malawi Par­tic­i­pates in the Mul­ti­lat­er­al Trad­ing Sys­tem

Malawi in the Mul­ti­lat­er­al Trad­ing Sys­tem 9. Mex­i­can Agri­cul­tur­al For­eign Trade Poli­cies & Deal­ing with Domes­tic Pres­sures

Mexico’s Agri­cul­tur­al For­eign Trade Poli­cies — Inter­na­tion­al Com­mit­ments and Domes­tic Pres­sures 10. Import Pro­hi­bi­tion Poli­cies in Nige­ria

Import Pro­hi­bi­tion as a trade pol­i­cy instru­ment — the Niger­ian expe­ri­ence. 11. The Insti­tu­tion­al Struc­ture for Uganda’s Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the WTO Nego­ti­a­tions

Uganda’s Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the WTO Nego­ti­a­tions — Insti­tu­tion­al chal­lenges. 12. How Uruguay Par­tic­i­pates in the Doha Round Trade in Ser­vices Nego­ti­a­tions

Uruguay’s in the Ser­vices Nego­ti­a­tions — Strat­e­gy and Chal­lenges. 13. How Venezue­lan Pub­lic and Pri­vate Actors Shaped Agri­cul­tur­al Trade Pol­i­cy from Doha to Can­cun

Shap­ing agri­cul­tur­al trade pol­i­cy from Doha to Can­cun — the Venezue­lan expe­ri­ence. 14. A Kenyan Case Study on IPR Issues and Drugs to Com­bat HIV/AIDS

Access to HIV/AIDS drugs — the Kenyan expe­ri­ence. 15. WTO Trade in Ser­vices Com­mit­ments by Belize and Cos­ta Rica

GATS Com­mit­ments — case stud­ies of Belize and Cos­ta Rica 16. Inter­a­gency Coor­di­na­tion in Botswana on Trade Issues Under WTO

Inter­a­gency Pol­i­cy Coor­di­na­tion in Botswana 17. A Case Study of Kanya’s Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the WTO Sys­tem

Kenya’s Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the WTO Sys­tem — Lessons learned. 18. A Bar­ba­di­an Case Study in Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Lib­er­al­i­sa­tion

Bar­ba­dos — Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Lib­er­al­i­sa­tion 19. Mul­ti­lat­er­al Gov­er­nance and Pub­lic Pol­i­cy-Mak­ing in Cana­da (The WTO Auto Pact Case)

Cana­da and the WTO — Mul­ti­level Gov­er­nance, Pub­lic Pol­i­cy-Mak­ing and the WTO Auto Pact Case. 20. Chile-EU Man­age­ment of the Avian Influen­za San­i­tary Cri­sis & the SPS Agree­ment

SPS and Cri­sis Man­age­ment — the Chile-EU Avian Influen­za expe­ri­ence. 21. Fiji — Prepar­ing for the End of Pref­er­ences? 22. Mau­ri­tius — Coop­er­a­tion in an Econ­o­my Evolv­ing for the Future 23. Shanghai’s World Trade Orga­ni­za­tion Affairs Con­sul­ta­tion Cen­ter 24. Vanuatu’s Sus­pend­ed Bid to Accede to the WTO

Vanuatu’s Sus­pend­ed WTO Acces­sion bid — Sec­ond Thoughts? 25. Bangladesh — Pro­tect­ing Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Rights in Music

Rock ‘n Roll in Bangladesh — Pro­tect­ing Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Rights in Music 26. Pro­tect­ing GI’s for Dar­jeel­ing Tea in the Japan­ese Mar­ket

Tea Board of India — Pro­tect­ing GI’s for Dar­jeel­ing Tea in Japan 27. Mon­go­lia — Con­se­quences of WTO Acces­sion

Mongolia’s WTO Acces­sion — Chal­lenges faced and Lessons Learned. 28. Philip­pines Task Force on WTO Agri­cul­tur­al (Re)Negotiations

Philip­pines — Stake­hold­er Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Agri­cul­tur­al Pol­i­cy For­mu­la­tion. 29. Vietnam’s Prepa­ra­tions for WTO Acces­sion in the Bank­ing Sec­tor

Vietnam’s WTO Acces­sion — Prepa­ra­tions in the Bank­ing Sec­tor 30. Korea — Impact of a Trade Rem­e­dy Case (Col­or TVS in the USA)

Korea — The Impact of a Trade Rem­e­dy Case 31. Nepalese Exports of Ayurvedic Herbal Reme­dies and SPS issues

Nepal — Exports of Ayurvedic Herbal Reme­dies and SPS issues 32. Pak­istan — Dis­pute Set­tle­ment Case on Combed Cot­ton Yarn Exports to the USA

Pak­istan — The Dis­pute Set­tle­ment Case on Combed Cot­ton Yarn Exports to the USA 33. Philip­pines — Shift­ing Cus­toms Val­u­a­tion to Trans­ac­tion Val­ues

Trans­ac­tion Val­u­a­tion in the Philip­pines — Chal­lenges and imple­men­ta­tion 34. Thai­land & Philip­pines Dis­pute Set­tle­ment Action on Tuna Exports to the EC (WTO Medi­a­tion)

Thai­land & Philip­pines — Dis­pute Set­tle­ment Action on Tuna Exports to the EC 35. Con­dom Exports Affect­ed by Colom­bian Labelling Reg­u­la­tions and the WTO TBT Agree­ment

Malaysia & Colom­bia — Con­dom Exports and the TBT Agree­ment 36. A Case Study in Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Inter­con­nec­tion in Sri Lan­ka

Sri Lan­ka — A Case Study in Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Inter­con­nec­tion 37. Malaysia — Strate­gies for Lib­er­al­i­sa­tion in the Ser­vices Sec­tor 38. Cam­bo­di­an Acces­sion to the WTO — How Pol­i­cy-mak­ers deal with Mem­ber­ship

Cambodia’s Acces­sion to the WTO — The chal­lenges of WTO Mem­ber­ship 39. The Indi­an Shrimp Indus­try Fights US Trade Rem­e­dy Action

The Indi­an Shrimp Indus­try — Fight­ing US Trade Rem­e­dy Action 40. The Role of SAWTEE in Nepal’s Acces­sion to the World Trade Orga­ni­za­tion

Nepal’s WTO Acces­sion — The Role of an NGO. 41. The Change in the EC Trade Regime for Rice and Impact on Pak­istani Rice Exports

Pak­istan — Change in the EC Trade Regime for Rice and con­se­quences for Pak­istan 42. The Lao Tex­tiles and Gar­ment Indus­try After Quo­ta Abo­li­tion in 2005

The Lao People’s Repub­lic — The Lao Tex­tiles and Gar­ment Indus­try in the post ATC era 43. Increas­ing Indonesia’s Shrimp Exports — Pol­i­cy and Actions to Meet Qual­i­ty Stan­dards

Indone­sia — Increas­ing Indonesia’s Shrimp Exports: Pol­i­cy and Actions to Meet Qual­i­ty Stan­dards. 44. Pacif­ic Island Nations — Towards Shared Rep­re­sen­ta­tion

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