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Description - Latin America: Its Future in the Global Economy by Patricia G. Rich

This title is a contribution to the effort to meet the complex challenges entailed in Latin America's increasing participation in world markets. Taking into account the changes in the region and a future WTO conference, 12 economists and two international trade lawyers provide a framework for the analysis of trade negotiations by identifying key points of disagreement among trading partners, and discuss controversial issues such as the environment, labour and agriculture, exceptional protection, investment, services, e-commerce and the efficiency of the dispute settlement mechanism. The contributors identify the optimum approach for Latin America to take in protecting its interests and enhancing its advantages in global trade, and assess the various tools that negotiators might use during the forthcoming round of multilateral negotiations. They make concrete recommendations concerning trade strategy, policy, implementation and management together with suggestions as to how Latin America and other developing countries can increase their bargaining power in order to deal with new circumstances as they arise.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333929018
ISBN-10: 0333929012
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 299
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patricia G. Rich

PATRICIA G. RICH is an Economic Affairs Officer with the United Nations. She served in New York, the Middle East and presently in Latin America. She has written numerous articles on international trade and economic development in refereed journals. Her experience and knowledge of different developing regions provides her with valuable insight into policy issues related to regional integration, social and economic development and politics of developing countries. She also has a deep understanding of US trade policy and third countries.