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Competition policy in PTAs

Here’s a surprise…or is it? According to the WTO’s 2011 annual report, the most common WTO-extension (WTO-X) provision of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) is in a domain that the WTO dropped from its negotiating agenda in 2003: competition policy. Research for the WTO’s 2011 Annual Report shows that 90 of the 96 PTAs examined have […]