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Restructuring Trade Agreements by DURMUS

Restructuring Trade Agreements

By Juscelino F. Colares, Mustafa T. Durmus
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Overview

Restructuring Trade Agreements, a thorough and extraordinarily perceptive book that uses the growing deterioration of the European Union-Turkey Customs Union as an illustration to a new model of trade-agreement restructuring, sketches out and establishes how this and other trade arrangements can be successfully renegotiated. This remarkable book furnishes expert pragmatic guidance to a crucial problem of trade law and policy that is seldom awarded the attention it deserves: trade bargain erosion. To address trade-bargain erosion, countries involved in large-scale, bilateral or regional trade arrangements must reconcile the need to rebalance close economic ties with maintaining supply chains as they pursue new opportunities with other partners.

What’s in this book:

The book combines an innovative, instrumentalist framework with a clearly articulated legal foundation, a transactional deployment strategy, and a sequential negotiating approach applicable to bilateral and regional trade arrangements whose original terms no longer reflect the changed capabilities and interests of at least one of its sovereign parties.  The authors address the following in detail:

  • When should a country pursue bargain rebalancing?
  • How should trade diplomats pursue renegotiation and/or new partnerships, legally and transactionally?
  • Given that free trade agreements keep each country’s trade sovereignty mostly intact, under which circumstances should a country ever consider entering a customs union?
  • How may free-trade agreements help countries address bilateral or regional trade imbalances while enhancing supply chain resilience?
  • What are the limits to WTO litigation as an effective market-barrier-opening tool?
  • How should trade-agreement restructuring be deployed as a path to further trade liberalization?

The book provides a much needed framework for identifying and investigating trade arrangements that are ripe for renegotiation and assessing sources of domestic and external support for (and against) renegotiating such bargains.

How this will help you:

This book’s model of international trade-agreement restructuring fits well with emerging thinking on greater trade diversification and supply-chain resilience. The authors provide a clear, actionable approach for considering and conducting the renegotiation of trade deals. Considering these reasons, it will be highly appreciated by trade lawyers, supply-chain executives, economists, government officials, and academics who are battling with rising economic frictions in the fault lines of national sovereignty, economic interdependence, and the limits of current trade arrangements.

Disclaimer: This title is in pre-production and any names, credits or associations are subject to change. The current table of contents and subject matter is for pre-release sample purposes only.

Publish Date 07/30/2021
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403530345
SKU 10087293-0001
Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

PART I
State Behavior in Regard to Restructuring Agreements

CHAPTER 1
A Model of State Behavior

PART II
Turkey, the Rationale for the Customs Union, and Related Outcomes

CHAPTER 2
Turkey’s Economic Challenges and the Experts

CHAPTER 3
Trade Policy: Foundation to the New Millennium

CHAPTER 4
Trade Policy in the New Millennium

PART III
Restructuring the EU-Turkey Trade Framework: TURK-SWITCH

CHAPTER 5
Turkey’s Needs and Why WTO Litigation Cannot Meet Them

CHAPTER 6
TURK-SWITCH: Turkey’s Chance to Prosper Through Trade

Conclusion

Appendices

APPENDIX I

APPENDIX II

APPENDIX III

References

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Index

 

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