ERIC Number: ED159104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Trade Policies toward Developing Countries: The Multilateral Trade Negotiations.
Perez, Lorenzo L., Ed.; Benedick, Gerald R., Ed.
Proceedings are presented of a 1977 conference about aspects of international trade negotiations of importance to developing countries. Participants included staff from Washington-based international organizations, various United States departments, Congressional staff, and students of the Foreign Service Institute. Transcripts of three addresses are presented, including comments by two respondents for each paper. The first paper considers special and differential (S&D) treatment measures for exports of developing countries to provide opportunities for improved market-access in developed countries' sectors where quantitative restrictions constitute an important obstacle to trade. The second paper discusses the international experience with safeguard actions under existing rules of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. It also makes recommendations to improve the functioning of the safeguard system including provisions of S&D treatment for developing countries. The third paper argues that an accepted element of any new agreement on the use of export subsidies and other promotion schemes should be that equity and international relations considerations justify a differential treatment for export promotion schemes adopted by developing countries. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Bureau for Intragovernmental and International Affairs.
Identifiers: International Trade