Trade Policy Under the Gatt/Wto: Empirical Evidence of the Equal Treatment Rule

@article{Bown2004TradePU,
  title={Trade Policy Under the Gatt/Wto: Empirical Evidence of the Equal Treatment Rule},
  author={Chad P. Bown},
  journal={International Trade},
  year={2004}
}
  • C. Bown
  • Published 12 July 2004
  • Economics
  • International Trade
A fundamental difference between multilateral trade agreements like the GATT and WTO and a preferential agreement is the multilateral agreements' inclusion of a most-favoured-nation principle. Though MFN requires that members implement policies that provide equal treatment to all GATT-WTO countries, how far do members actually follow the MFN principle when so required? We empirically investigate a sample of GATT-WTO trade disputes and the effect of successful dispute settlement negotiations on… 

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