Introduction to Trade Policy provides a comprehensive overview of the rules and regulations that govern trade flow. It discusses the trade policy formulation process of major international economic players, and analyzes existing trade policy tools that countries may resort to in order to take advantage of the benefits of international trade and to protect themselves against its dangers, as well as their implications for trade policy, law and negotiations.  

In Section I, the book explores the ways in which interest groups interact with government and legislators to shape trade policies. By developing an analytical view of trade policy formulation systems in the U.S., European Union, the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), Canada, Mexico and Australia, the book will help the reader to gain a better understanding of these countries’ trade policy developments and also to apply such learning to the analysis of the trade policy formulation of any other countries. Section II goes on to explain how trade policy tools are used by governments to achieve trade and other policy objectives, while Section III analyses trade in services and the multilateral trade rules on Intellectual Property. Finally, Section IV uses hypothetical case studies in simulation exercises to illustrate trade policy decision-making and trade agreement negotiations in a bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral setting. 

This is the ideal introduction to international trade policy formulation for students and professionals in the areas of law, politics, economics and public policy who are seeking to develop a global view of international trade, gain insights into trade negotiations and understand the motivations behind the policies and actions of governments regarding international trade issues. This book is also the ideal companion to any traditional legal casebook on international trade or on international economic law.

part 1|106 pages

Trade policy

chapter 1|16 pages

Introduction to trade policy

chapter 2|15 pages

The U.S. trade policy system

chapter 3|21 pages

The E.U.’s trade policy system

chapter 4|11 pages

Brics Part 1

The Brazilian trade policy system

chapter 5|9 pages

Brics Part 2

The Chinese trade policy system

chapter 6|6 pages

Brics Part 3

The Indian trade policy system

chapter 7|8 pages

Brics Part 4

The Russian trade policy system

chapter 8|6 pages

Brics Part 5

The South African trade policy system

part 2|124 pages

Trade policy tools

chapter 10|9 pages

Market Access

chapter 11|34 pages

Trade Remedies

chapter 12|24 pages

Currency manipulation and trade

chapter 13|16 pages

Regulatory measures

chapter 14|20 pages

Dispute settlement

chapter 15|11 pages

Trade agreements

part 3|13 pages

GATS and TRIPS agreements

chapter 18|3 pages

The TRIPS agreement

part 4|16 pages

Trade policy simulations

chapter 19|4 pages

Simulation exercise

Trade policy decision-making process

chapter 20|3 pages

Simulation exercise

Bilateral trade agreement negotiations

chapter 21|3 pages

Simulation exercise

Plurilateral trade agreement negotiations

chapter 22|3 pages

Simulation exercise

Multilateral trade agreement negotiations

chapter |8 pages


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