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WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation: a Success Story With a Very Low Profile in Times of Increasing Protectionism

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Apr 19, 2017: After prolonged negotiations the World Trade Organisation has successfully concluded a new multilateral trade agreement that was paid very little attention. In the face of growing scepticism about trade agreements per se and the proliferation of policies geared towards national interests, the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement marks a major success. Ifo researcher Erdal Yalcin and Felicitas Beier show why in the latest issue of the ifo Schnelldienst.

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  1. Yalcin Erdal and Felicitas Beier, "Fortschritte in der globalen Handelsliberalisierung – Das WTO-Abkommen über Handelserleichterungen: Ein kaum wahrgenommener Erfolg in Zeiten zunehmender Handelsprotektion", ifo Schnelldienst 70 (07), 2017, 40-50 | Details | PDF Download

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