Global Trade

Author: Greg Buckman
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848136927
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Trade, along with the free movement of capital, is at the heart of today's international economy. But international trade is an intensely political and contested subject. In this book, Greg Buckman details possible future directions in global energy supplies and balance-of-payments imbalances. He argues that, just as current trading arrangements have been the product of past decisions emerging out of apparently unrelated considerations, so factors like future fossil fuel costs, global warming, and the economic imbalances between North and South are likely to impel a radical reshaping of the WTO and the principles enshrined in its agreements as well as the global trading system in general. A key contribution to thinking about possible trade policy reforms are the reforms and alternatives - themselves not always agreed or sufficiently thought through -- advocated by the global justice movement. This book outlines these diverse proposals to make global trade more sustainable in some detail. This book has been written to be both informative and empowering. It is an important contribution to clearer thinking, more effective campaigning, and fundamental policy reform in the field of international trade.

Dictionary of International Trade

Author: Edward G. Hinkelman
Publisher: World Trade Press
ISBN: 9781885073723
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Dictionary of International Trade has undergone a major update and expansion. With many pages of additional content, the book is now one-third dictionary and two-thirds encyclopedia. In addition to the revised A--Z section, there are 21 important appendices. New features include: - Illustrated Guide to Ocean Freight Containers- Illustrated Guide to Air Freight Containers- Illustrated Guide to Incoterms 2000- Illustrated Guide to Letters of Credit- IATA Codes Worldwide by Code and by Location- Security Section covering C-TPAT, FAST, PAPS, PARS, 24-Hour Rule and more.

Regionalism in Global Trade

Author: Dilip K. Das
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781845421458
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This comprehensive book addresses one of the most important aspects of international trade, namely, regional trade and regional integration agreements (RIAs). The focus of intense global interest and debate over the last decade, RIAs have become an integr

Labour Laws and Global Trade

Author: B. A. Hepple
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841131601
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the new methods of transnational labour regulation that are emerging in response to globalisation.

Green Politics and Global Trade

Author: John J. Audley
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9780878406517
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Environmental groups for the first time formalized their role in shaping U.S. and international trade policy during their involvement in NAFTA negotiations. John J. Audley identifies the political forces responsible for forging this new intersection of trade and environment policy during NAFTA negotiations, analyzes the achievements of the environmentalists, and explores their prospects for influencing future trade policy. The need to reconcile the conflicting paradigms of economic expansion through free trade and that of limited sustainable development played a significant part in the political debate. Reluctant to acknowledge any relationship between these two principles, traditional trade policy actors were forced to include environmental interest groups in negotiations when the latter seriously threatened the treaty by aligning themselves with other anti-NAFTA interest groups, particularly labor. Other environmental groups worked with trade advocates to secure compromises in the agreement. The final bill included unprecedented environmental provisions, but not without serious infighting within the environmentalist community. Drawing on his access to private as well as public documents exchanged among participants, Audley explores the interactions among the political actors. He explains how political compromises between environmental groups and trade policy elites came about, focusing in particular on the roles played by eleven national environmental organizations. In identifying their accomplishments, he concludes that although the environmentalists won some procedural changes, they failed to modify the norm of unfettered growth as the guiding principle of U.S. trade policy. The first book to probe the role that environmental politics play in trade policy, this volume offers new insights into the political effectiveness of environmental organizations.

Understanding Global Trade

Author: Elhanan Helpman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674061012
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Helpman explains what shapes international production and distribution of goods and the resulting trade flows, and provides a clear, original account of the trade-theory revolutions of the 1980s and the post-recession. Though it contains no equations, Understanding Global Trade is mathematical in its elegance, precision, and power of expression.

Australia and the Global Trade System

Author: Ann Capling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521785259
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This 2001 book covers Australia's trade policies, its commercial diplomacy, and its place in the global political economy.

A Time Bomb for Global Trade

Author: Michael Richardson
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9789812302465
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What is being done to counter threats of maritime terrorism and how effective are the safeguards? The author presents evidence that Al-Qaeda aims to disrupt the seaborne trading system, the backbone of the model global economy, and would use a crude nuclear explosive device or radiological bomb to do so if it could obtain one and position it to go off in a port-city, shipping strait or waterway that plays a key role in international trade. Improving maritime trade is especially important for the US and Canada, member states of the EU, Australia and New Zealand and for China, Japan and South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and other East Asian economies that have extensive direct seaborne trade. It is doubly vital for places like Singapore, Hong Kong and Rotterdam that are not only very large global seaports but also giant giant container transshipment hubs. This book discusses some major threats to seaborne trade and its land links in the global supply chain, their potential impact and the new security measures in place or pending for ships, ports and cargo containers, and recommendations for preventing or handling a catastrophic terrorist attack designed to disrupt world trade.

Regionalism Multilateralism and the Politics of Global Trade

Author: Donald Barry
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774807524
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The essays in Regionalism, Multilateralism, and the Politics ofGlobal Trade reflect this debate and give it focus. Thecontributors, all recognized experts, explore the changing relationshipbetween regionalism and multilateralism and examine the implicationsfor national policy in a global trading system. Their discussioncentres on four interrelated themes: the changing nature ofregionalism, emerging patterns of interregional relations, the evolvingrelationship between regionalism and multilateralism, and theimplications for state policy (particularly for Canada).