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Solution for Reconsidering the International Trading System

The Challenge

How can the international trading system be brought back onto its past successful track? By making the actual levels of liberalization binding and anchoring non-discrimination everywhere in the syst ...

How can the international trading system be brought back onto its past successful track? By making the actual levels of liberalization binding and anchoring non-discrimination everywhere in the system or by striving for a low level of trade barriers? How can the system be strengthened against emerging threats of protectionism?

Contain the mushrooming of regional and bilateral trade agreements by stricter rules for compliance with non-discrimination principles.

Free trade agreements should have a uniform percentage value added rule of origin while also having a clause enabling any other country willing to accept the terms of the agreement to join.

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    Focus the international trading system on the core task of facilitating market access in industrial goods, services and agriculture through lowering border barriers.

    Focus the international trading system on the core task of facilitating market access in industrial goods, services and agriculture through lowering border barriers.

    Focus the international trading system on the core task of facilitating market access in industrial goods, services and agriculture through lowering border barriers.

    Polity
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    Raise the thresholds required for implementing contingent protectionist measures (such as safeguard measures, dumping and subsidies), as well as quantifying the costs to consumers (for example, through a public benefit clause).

    Raise the thresholds required for implementing contingent protectionist measures (such as safeguard measures, dumping and subsidies), as well as quantifying the costs to consumers (for example, thro ...

    Raise the thresholds required for implementing contingent protectionist measures (such as safeguard measures, dumping and subsidies), as well as quantifying the costs to consumers (for example, through a public benefit clause).

    Polity, Academia, Civil Society
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    Sharpen the WTO´s dispute settlement mechanism through introducing options of cash compensation and rights of class actions.

    Sharpen the WTO´s dispute settlement mechanism through introducing options of cash compensation and rights of class actions.

    Sharpen the WTO´s dispute settlement mechanism through introducing options of cash compensation and rights of class actions.

    Polity, Civil Society