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Title: Trade and Competition Policy in the WTO system

Author(s): Bernard Hoekman

Publication Date: October 1996

Keyword(s): Anti-trust, Competition Policy and Trade Negotiations

Programme Area(s): International Trade and Regional Economics

Abstract: This paper surveys the major options that have been proposed concerning a possible agreement on trade-related anti-trust principles and evaluates both their desirability and feasibility. Three criteria are used to evaluate the options: (i) the extent to which they enhance the contestability of markets for foreign firms; (ii) whether they will enhance the national economic welfare of WTO members; and (iii) their effect on the functioning and integrity of the existing trading system.

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Hoekman, B. 1996. 'Trade and Competition Policy in the WTO system'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.