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December 21st, 2017

@tgemiles Hi Tom, most RTAs recapitulate GATT/WTO. It’s the interesing bits that don’t that are candidates for upgr… https://t.co/DgSw3ZPLhN

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Of course, it’s *not* a “trading system”. Governments don’t account for trade any more than they account for econom… https://t.co/cTqwYSB6Re

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Hard question: should plurilaterals exist only where their scale is sufficient to extend benefits on an MFN basis (… https://t.co/GVP25PA5vw

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What about all those Annex 1 agreements of WTO? Merge essential GATS, Govt Procurement (SOE?), TRIPS obligations in… https://t.co/RnpOdLFhxa

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One way forward on system design is to work back from the common parts of successful P&RTAs to a compatible univers… https://t.co/h4N4FsYAy9

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Neither GATT nor WTO eliminated the scourge of anti-dumping (tailored protectionism). Private pricing decisions tha… https://t.co/2UOuplImGu

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Trade transmits most market interventions across borders. It would be best to ban any that distorts competition (su… https://t.co/ZV55QeVx2M

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Although border/establishment regulations should be the primary target, regulation of a firm’s continuing operation… https://t.co/Kp2L6J7YZj

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Extensive private (MNE) networks of trade, technology & finance account for two-thirds+ of international exchange.… https://t.co/JZT5XrCkuq

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A trading system serves but cannot complete the opening of borders. A borderless world might be more productive (mi… https://t.co/l5DhUIzRl6

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Plurilateral and regional trade agreements (P&RTA) are not the problem. Some have delivered net gains (although tha… https://t.co/SmdINQ589v

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Only one ambitious plurilateral (GATT 1948) swelled to multilateral scale. It codified big steps in (mostly autonom… https://t.co/uf19ugCIKy

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Narrow scope with broad scale works (ITA agreement). Smaller scale (contiguity) and more ambitious scope is a known… https://t.co/ftx99faXMs

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Diverse geographies, histories, institutions, demographics impose a trade-off between the scope & scale of feasible… https://t.co/mRFftjenjE

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The sole assignment should be: cut international trade costs due to regulation. Targets could be any action or allo… https://t.co/Gt4QZkMYXD

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The lesson of three failed systems since 1945 (ITO, GATT, #WTO) is that to be effective and to endure changes that… https://t.co/xgsH45RjY8

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The system we have is outdated, over-complicated and weak where it should be strong. It needs not re-inforcement bu… https://t.co/cl5eFDL0T3

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#NextTradingSystem Despite much disappointment with #WTO & MCM11, it’s not clear that USA, CHN, EU are ready, able… https://t.co/ul1Fk0VSMs

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