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.



Systemic Issues and Commonwealth Developing Countries

Most of the analysis pertaining to the UR has focused on changes in market access and any associated quantitative effects. This is understandable given the desire of commentators and analysts to give some ‘precision’, however spurious, to the outcome. One unfortunate by-product of this is that in many evaluations the systemic impacts of the Round are underplayed.


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