Wto & Doha Made Easy Via Diagrams

Topics: World Trade Organization, Free trade, International trade Pages: 12 (3344 words) Published: March 6, 2013
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[Economy 4 Newbies via Diagrams] WTO & Doha
made easy by Mrunal Patel PrefaceAlmost every magazine / UPSC related book / Newspaper Editorials talk about WTO frequently. but they all use extremely complicated language,(assuming that a reader is already knowing the basic concepts of WTO & free trade. but its not true in most cases- that’s why WTO becomes a boring topic for most candidates & they end up trying to cram up Doha conference etc. with out understanding the basic concepts on WTO. so here I try to explain WTO in as simple manner as i can. Complicated things are intentionally left out, Many examples here, will be politically & technically ‘not correct’ but I’ve wrote it in that way so new comers can understand basic things about WTO easily.

Contents
Tariff barriers..........................................................................................................................................................2 Non-Tariff barriers. .................................................................................................................................................2 what was happening before WTO. ...............................................................................................................................3 Why agreements? ......................................................................................................................................................3 Annex ........................................................................................................................................................................5 #1 Annex : GATT .........................................................................................................................................................5 #2 : Annex of GATS (services)...................................................................................................................................6 TRIPS =Trade related intellectual property rights ..........................................................................................................6 What is TRIPS all about?..........................................................................................................................................6 why TRIPS is imp? ...................................................................................................................................................6 India's Problem with GI ...........................................................................................................................................7 Time limit...............................................................................................................................................................7 What is the Use of these agreements? / What are the trading principles in WTO?..........................................................8 Without Discrimination ...........................................................................................................................................8 Freer Trade (bringing down barriers in international trade) – ....................................................................................8 Predictability ..........................................................................................................................................................9 Fair compitition ......................................................................................................................................................9 Economic Reforms ..................................................................................................................................................9 Get my articles in your Email-inbox- absolutely free : to subscribe- click Me or Visit my blog www.mrunal-exam.blogspot.com

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