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dc.contributor.authorBertelsmann-Scott, Talitha
dc.contributor.authorJansen van Rensburg, Susara J.
dc.contributor.authorViviers, Wilma
dc.contributor.authorParry, Ali
dc.contributor.authorRossouw, Riaan
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-15T13:46:30Z
dc.date.available2020-09-15T13:46:30Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationBertelsmann-Scott, T. et al. 2018. The impact of plurilateral trade agreements on developing countries – to participate or not to participate? South African journal of international affairs, 25(2):177-198. [https://doi.org/10.1080/10220461.2018.1479655]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1022-0461
dc.identifier.issn1938-0275 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/35765
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/10220461.2018.1479655
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10220461.2018.1479655
dc.description.abstractIn the wake of the impasse in the Doha Development Round of multilateral trade talks, sector-specific plurilateral trade agreements (PTAs) have been gaining traction. However, PTAs mostly appeal to developed countries, with the uptake among developing countries (including least-developed countries) being very limited. This article investigates the factors contributing to such a phenomenon, whether there is indeed merit in developing countries playing a more active role in PTAs and how they might be encouraged to do so. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses were conducted with specific attention being given to the effects, on a selection of developing countries, of participation in four PTAs: the Trade in Services Agreement, the Government Procurement Agreement, the Environmental Goods Agreement and the Information Technology Agreement II. Among the findings was that although, according to the qualitative analysis, policymakers are generally disinterested in the four PTAs because they are not aligned to the countries’ economic interests or they threaten policy space, the quantitative analysis revealed that gains could often be made from more active participation in these agreements. This clearly points to a research gap and highlights the need for more in-depth analysis of the potential of PTAs in the developing world.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.subjectDoha Development Round (DDR)en_US
dc.subjectMultilateral trading systemen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)en_US
dc.subjectWorld Trade Organization (WTO)en_US
dc.subjectPlurilateral trade agreement (PTA)en_US
dc.subjectTrade in Services Agreement (TiSA)en_US
dc.subjectGovernment Procurement Agreement (GPA)en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Goods Agreement (EGA)en_US
dc.subjectInformation Technology Agreement II (ITA-II)en_US
dc.subjectGlobal Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)en_US
dc.titleThe impact of plurilateral trade agreements on developing countries – to participate or not to participate?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10064230 - Viviers, Wilhelmina


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