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Part II Substantive Law, Ch.10 Regional Trade Agreements

David A Gantz

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

Edited By: Daniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld, Isabelle Van Damme

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 May 2021

NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) — Specific trade agreements — Rules of origin — Developing countries
Various regional trading arrangements have existed for many years. However, regional trade agreements (RTAs), including but not limited to free trade agreements and customs unions as defined in Article XXIV GATT 1994, have only recently become the darlings of international trade negotiators. WTO Members are not abandoning the WTO, which with its GATT predecessor has served the world economy well for more than sixty years. Rather, in addition to frustration with the stalled ‘Doha Development Agenda’ negotiations in Geneva, some WTO Members increasingly believe that...
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