Recently Acceded Members of the World Trade Organization

Membership, the Doha Development Agenda, and Dispute Settlement

  • Kenji Takamiya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 305-353

About this book


The book sheds light on trade policies of developing economies that joined the multilateral trading system after establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, once known as the recently acceded members (RAMs). Its detailed case studies on Georgia, the People’s Republic of China, Viet Nam and Ecuador examine their engagement in accession and Doha Round negotiations and, where relevant,  dispute settlement at the WTO. Using the economic theories of trade agreements and negotiations as a guide for intellectual inquiries, this book assesses motivations accounting for the RAMs’ evolving behaviors in the multilateral trading system. The first two chapters present background and overview, followed by four chapters on country-specific case studies. The book is concluded with the last chapter that provides one possible explanation of why the Doha Round has been faced with deadlocks while accession and dispute settlement have been working effectively.

Kenji Takamiya is an economist of a multilateral development bank, specialized in emerging markets, low-income countries, and transition economies. He has Ph.D. in politics and international studies and M.Phil. in international relations, both from the University of Cambridge, as well as M.A. in international and development economics from Yale University. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Kenji Takamiya
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  1. 1.ManilaPhilippines

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9158-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9159-0
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