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Negotiating Exclusions in Developing Country FTAs

Amrita Saha ()

Foreign Trade Review, 2014, vol. 49, issue 4, 349-357

Abstract: There exists a choice of negotiating the exclusions in tariff liberalization: negative or positive listing . The extent of coverage caters to all sectors/products minus an identified ‘sensitive list’ under the negative list approach is considered more liberalizing than positive listing with coverage across a specific number of sectors/products selected for preferential treatment. However, as there is no predetermined method of expansion of liberalization content during phase-in periods, it is necessary to compare both methods of negotiating exclusions, as each is perceived as a new policy for stakeholders having corresponding legal, administrative and economic implications.

Keywords: Exclusions; negative list; liberalization; negotiations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1177/0015732514543588

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