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Unformatted text preview: 12/1/2009 1 TODAY – class 34 – Wed Dec 2 • Trade Policy issues and institutions • NAFTA – BC stats “20 years of free trade with the US” the US • WTO (World trade organization) – Brander (9, 190 -201) – BC stats “20 years of free trade with the US” – Short Video on the fight against the WTO push for free trade - Commanding Heights, disk 3, Ch. 16 Comm394-Barbara Spencer • Start dispute resolution Last Class! - Friday • WTO dispute resolution Brander dispute resolution; skim softwood lumber – Brander - dispute resolution; skim softwood lumber, pp 216-220. • bring your questions – review material for the final exam. • Debate grades will be posted on the class website prior to the final exam I will send a website prior to the final exam. I will send a e-mail to the class to inform you when the grades are up. Comm394-Barbara Spencer 12/1/2009 2 Office Hours for Exam • Exam – Tues December 15, Scarf 100; doors open at 8 30 am (2 hour exam out by about 11 open at 8.30 am (2 hour exam – out by about 11 am) • Office hours (or by appointment – Friday. Dec 11: 1:30 – 3:00 pm – Mon Dec 14: 10.00am – 11.30; 1:30 – 3:30 pm email: barbara [email protected] ubc ca – email: [email protected] ) Comm394-Barbara Spencer NAFTA -1994 • Removed tariffs and quotas between the US, Canada and Mexico.- some trade restrictions remain (e.g. poultry, eggs, dairy, sugar)- Requires 50% North American value added (exception autos require 62.5% content - raised from 50% under FTA) • National treatment for cross-border Comm394-Barbara Spencer National treatment for cross border investment – rules may differ across countries, but foreign firms get the same treatment as domestic firms 12/1/2009 3 Comm394-Barbara Spencer Comm394-Barbara Spencer 12/1/2009 4 Comm394-Barbara Spencer WTO – World Trade Organization • The WTO (1994) is an umbrella organization...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2010 for the course COMM 296 taught by Professor Dasgupta during the Fall '08 term at UBC.

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34-class notes - 1 TODAY – class 34 – Wed Dec 2 •...

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