Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development: a handbook

Edited by Jean-Pierre Chauffour and Jean-Christophe Maur
World Bank

An introduction to modern Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs). In addition to considering the traditional market access motives for PTAs, this guide offers a framework for understanding a number of behind-the-border policies typically covered in PTAs, including labor mobility, investment, trade facilitation, competiion, and government procurement, as well as other societal and more normative policies related to intellectual property, environment, labor rights, and human rights.

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Chauffour, J.P. and J.C. Maur eds. 2011 "Preferential Trade Agreements for Development: A Handbook." World Bank.
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