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Africa and the World Trade Organization

ISBN-10: 1107401534

ISBN-13: 9781107401532

Edition: 2011

Authors: Richard E. Mshomba

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Mshomba provides a systematic study of Africa as it relates to the World Trade Organization. He presents African countries as having an important role to play in the WTO, especially as they actively engage in bargaining through various coalitions.
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List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Richard E. Mshomba is Professor of Economics at La Salle University in Philadelphia. Born and raised in Tanzania, he received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of research are development economics and international economics, with a focus on African countries. Mshomba is the author of Africa in the Global Economy (2000), a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. He is a frequent guest analyst on Voice of America on economic issues pertaining to Africa. He has also been a guest analyst on National Public Radio, Irish Public Radio (Radio Telefis Eireann), Radio Netherlands and a number of other radio stations. He is a frequent contributor of op-ed pieces to The Arusha Times in Tanzania. Mshomba was awarded the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1993-4. He received the 2005 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at La Salle University. Mshomba travels regularly to the village where he grew up in Tanzania, where he and his wife are engaged in educational and development initiatives.

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Map of Africa
Introduction
A Short History of GATT and the WTO
African Countries' Membership in the WTO and Various Coalitions
Dispute Settlement Understanding
The Dispute Settlement Procedure
Disputes
African Countries and the DSU
Major Problems with the DSU
Other Considerations Regarding the Low Level of African Participation in the DSU
Conclusion
Case: The Advisory Center on WTO Law
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
A Theoretical Perspective on Patents
Technology and Trade
Developed and Developing Countries' Perspectives on Patents
Health Indicators in Africa
Options Available to African Countries under the TRIPS Agreement
African Countries' Proposals and Key Issues Regarding Compulsory Licensing
Conclusion
Agriculture in the Doha Round
The Importance of Agriculture in Africa
Agricultural Policies in African Countries
The Agreement on Agriculture
The Doha Round
OECD Subsidies and Special and Differential Treatment
OECD Subsidies from a Long-Term Perspective
Conclusion
Case: Cotton Producers in Benin Squeezed by Domestic Policies and OECD Subsidies
Transparency in Government Procurement
The Size of Government Procurement
The Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA): A Plurilateral Agreement
Economic Theory and Preferential Government Procurement
African Countries and the Agreement on Government Procurement
The Singapore Issues
Reasons for African Countries' Resistance to TGP
The WTO Conference in Cancun
Corruption in African Countries
Formulating an Ideal Government Procurement Policy
How the WTO Can Help African Countries Enhance Their Government Procurement Policies
Conclusion
Aid for Trade
Magnitude of Government Aid to Africa
From Aid for Development to Aid for Trade
The Scope of the Aid for Trade Initiative
Rationale for Aid for Trade
Effectiveness of Aid
Implementing the Task Force Recommendations for Aid for Trade
Conclusion
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index