Regulatory Autonomy and Multilateral Disciplines: The Dilemma and a Possible Resolution

  title={Regulatory Autonomy and Multilateral Disciplines: The Dilemma and a Possible Resolution},
  author={A. Mattoo and A. Subramanian},
  journal={Journal of International Economic Law},
  • A. Mattoo, A. Subramanian
  • Published 1998
  • Economics
  • Journal of International Economic Law
  • A major challenge for the multilateral trading system is to secure the benefits of trade liberalization without infringing on the freedom of governments to pursue legitimate domestic objectives. The difficulty lies in distinguishing between two types of situations. In one, a non-protectionist government cannot prevent certain domestic policies from incidentally discriminating against foreign competitors. In the other, a protectionist government uses a legitimate objective as an excuse to design… CONTINUE READING


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