Rules of Origin in International Trade by Stefano InamaRules of Origin in International Trade by Stefano Inama

Rules of Origin in International Trade

byStefano Inama

Paperback | July 21, 2011

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This book discusses the different aspects of the rules of origin with a multidisciplinary perspective. It offers the first overview on the status of the negotiations of non-preferential rules of origin under the WTO agreement on rules of origin after more than ten years of negotiations and the possible implications for other WTO agreements. This book deals extensively with preferential rules of origin - both under unilateral trade instruments like GSP, EBA, and AGOA and in free trade areas. Inama analyzes the experience of the United States and the EU in developing the NAFTA and Pan-European rules of origin. He also compares and discusses the parallel experiences of the major southern regional trade agreements - such as Mercosur and ASEAN - and the ASEAN-China free trade area, as well as Comesa and SADC in their negotiations of the European partnership agreements (EPAs) with the EU. It discusses the evolution of the different sets of rules of origin, the technical options for drafting rules of origin, a methodology for drafting product specific rules origin, and the possible implications.
Title:Rules of Origin in International TradeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:638 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.42 inPublished:July 21, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521384400

ISBN - 13:9780521384407


Table of Contents

1. Rules of origin in international trade: efforts to establish multilateral rules; 2. The Uruguay Round Agreement on Rules of Origin: the harmonization work programme of non-preferential rules of origin; 3. Preferential rules of origin; 4. The economics of rules of origin; 5. Drafting rules of origin in autonomous or contractual preferential agreements; 6. The administration of rules of origin.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'Inama attains remarkable breadth - and fills a gap that the more analytical studies have only covered in part ... Inama's volume is written in an accessible, clear manner that even a layperson can grasp. This is no small feat in the RoO world.' World Trade Review