The Uruguay Round and Developing Countries

An Assessment

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This study provides an overall assessment of the implications of the Uruguay Round for a broad crosssection of developing Commonwealth countries. It also makes recommendations on policy options open to them. It is hoped that the study will provide a good basis for member governments in assessing the policy implications of the impending changes in the international trading system in the context of their economies, and in formulating appropriate responses.



The New Issues and Developing Countries

A number of the agreements in the Uruguay Round relate to issues that have not previously been covered by GATT Rounds. Since the areas covered by these agreements are of particular relevance to developing countries, in terms of the relative incidence of the measures (e.g. TRIMs), or the greater potential constraint on domestic policy (e.g. TRIPs), or the implications for the design of development strategies (e.g. services), we give special attention to these issues in this section.


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