Dispute resolution and the doha round venezuela vs us

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Unformatted text preview: SION 10 9 2. Dispute resolution and the Doha round Causes of the anti-globalization movement 3/9/2014 Page: 19 GUY SHANI , 2014 - STRATEGY 310 - THE WORLD ECONOMY - SESSION 10 2. Dispute resolution and the Doha round The Doha round • What were the main proposals of the Doha development round? • Eliminate tariffs and non-tariffs • Agriculture, environment, labor laws • Patents, competition, trademarks • What explains these particular priorities? • But, what happened? • What arguments have been given to justify developing countries not observing intellectual property rights (IP)? 3/9/2014 Page: 20 Developing vs developed countries • Tariff reductions • Pledges to reduce agriculture subsidies • Uniform IP laws Advantage of developed countries (4 countries generating 75% of patents) GUY SHANI , 2014 - STRATEGY 310 - THE WORLD ECONOMY - SESSION 10 10 2. Dispute resolution and the Doha round History of IP rights in the US Example of what to expect from today’s developing countries: 1790: Copyright is 14 years, but only for US citizens 1831: Extended to 28 years Advantage for the US: Public was hungry for books, risk-less business for publishers Prices of Dickens’ Christmas Carol: $0.06 in the US vs $2.50 in England Proponents of international copyright protection: 1. Moral thing to do 2. Help create domestic authors 3. Prevent English from pirating American authors 4. Eliminate ruthless domestic competition 5. Better quality of books Dickens tours the US in 1842 and pleaded for international copyright; only authors supported his position 1891: Congress passes international copyright act Only difference at this point is that the US has much to gain: reciprocal rights from the British 3/9/2014 Page: 21 GUY SHANI , 2014 - STRATEGY 310 - THE WORLD ECONOMY - SESSION 10 Agenda 1. Why the WTO and how it works 2. Dispute resolution and the Doha round 3. WTO, regional, business and trade agreements 3/9/2014 Page: 22 GUY SHANI , 2014 - STRATEGY 310 - THE WORLD ECONOMY - SESSION 10 11 3. WTO, regional, business and trade agreements Bilateral and regional / free-trade agreements • Bilateral trade agreements (BTAs) • Free...
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