Trade Agreements and Liberalization Name of Student Name of Institution Abstract The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast Regional Trade Agreements and Global Trade Liberalization both economically and politically as the two main trading systems. It seeks to present the benefits and limitations that are affiliated to each system and accrue to the member states. The paper also explores the effects of terms of trade and Free Trade Agreements on the trading flows and sizes of member states as incorporated within these systems. What then would be termed as the relationship between these trade systems? The paper concludes that Regional Trade Agreements and Global Trade Liberalization share a complementary competitive relationship to which both have mutual effect. Trade Agreements and Liberalization Regional and multilateral trading systems are by fact competitive systems. It has been developing countries: increasing FDI through international trade agreements?. American Journal of Political Science 52(4) 741-762. Moylan T. (2014). Is Regionalism a Threat to Trade Liberalisation. E-International Relations. Assessed on 07-05. Suominen K. (2014). RTA Exchange: Organizing the World’s Information on Regional Trade Agreements. by International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) 7 Chemin de Balexert 1219 Geneva Switzerland Tel:+ 41 22 917 8492–E-mail: [email protected] ictsd. ch–Website: www. ictsd. org Publisher and Chief Executive. Taifeng C. (2009). Regional Trade Agreements vs. Multilateral Trading System: A Study of Chinese Interests and Policy Options. Virág-Neumann I. (2009 June). Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO. In 7th International Conference on Management Enterprise and Benchmarking (pp. 382-84). Zeng K. (2010). Multilateral versus Bilateral and Regional Trade Liberalization: explaining China's pursuit of free trade agreements (FTAs). Journal of Contemporary China 19(66) 635-652. [...]
in the globalizing economy of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, liberalized trade has been sought by way of regional trade agreements and broader global trade liberalization. The policy choice between these two approaches has created debates among economists and politicians concerning which is a better strategy for various countries, for the global economy as a whole, and whether the two approaches are complimentary or contradictory. Begin by reviewing pages IV and V in the Module 9 lecture on developing an annotated bibliography through the structure of a research system. Using the Digital Library, the Web, and/or other sources of scholarly literature, begin your research into regional trade agreements versus global trade liberalization by locating professional and academic journals, and select current research articles published within the last five years on the topic. Create an annotated bibliography from your research with a minimum of eight well-written APA-formatted entries. Then, using the resources from the bibliography, develop a two-page paper summarizing and contrasting the main arguments on both sides of the issue. Directions: Your essay should be at minimum two- pages in length, which does not include the title page, abstract, or required reference page, which are never a part of the content minimum requirements. You must include at minimum eight credible bibliographic sources. Use the Digital Library to find your resources. Your paper must followElectronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines, as appropriate.