“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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