This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More + The analysis provides some suggestions for future negotiations, whether they involve comprehensive renegotiation of issues covered under the Doha Agenda, or entirely new negotiations. Conclusions include: there is much in the proposals already on the table; substantially more might be achieved in some key areas; and there is a case for new approaches in future negotiations. Finally, the volume identifies several critical trade-related matters that lie outside the DDA, such as the trade and trade policy implications of climate change mitigation, exchange rate management, food security, and energy security. See Less -
Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011
Martin, Will; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Brown, Chad P.; Anderson, Kym; Mattoo, Aaditya; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Gootiiz, Batshur; Hoekman, Bernard; Subramanian, Arvind; Borchert, Ingo; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Prusa, Thomas J.; Winkler, Deborah; Nelgen, Signe; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Josling, Tim; Wilson, John S.
The United States use of "zeroing" in its antidumping procedures has become a political flash point threatening some legitimacy of the WTO's dispute settlement system. ... See More + This paper provides a positive analysis of the zeroing issue, explains how it has evolved and who is likely to be affected by it. The authors use economic theory to identify how export price volatility accentuates the impact of zeroing on the size of U.S. antidumping tariffs and review the WTO caseload over zeroing. They describe the impact that the U.S.'s retrospective system for assessing antidumping margins has on zeroing and the political economy implications as the U.S. struggles to generate policy reform. The authors survey existing evidence of the impact of the zeroing on dumping margins and contribute their own evidence to suggest that zeroing is just as likely to impact the size of U.S. antidumping duties applied on developing country exports as developed economy exports. Thus while developed economies have filed the vast majority of WTO disputes against the U.S. over zeroing, the authors conclude that zeroing is also likely a relevant issue for developing country exporters as over 60 percent of the product lines currently subject to U.S. antidumping are exported by developing countries. See Less -
Policy Research Working Paper WPS5352 JUN 01, 2010
Bown, Chad P.; Prusa, Thomas J.
|Title||Document Date||Report No.||Document Type||Also available in|
|Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English) See More +||NOV 01, 2011||65456||Publication|
|U.S. antidumping: much ado about zeroing (English) See More +||JUN 01, 2010||WPS5352||Policy Research Working Paper|