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Author Viner, Jacob, 1892-1970.

Title The customs union issue / Jacob Viner ; edited, with an introduction by Paul Oslington
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014
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Contents Cover; THE CUSTOMS UNION ISSUE; Copyright; CONTENTS; FOREWORD TO THE 1950 EDITION GEORGE A. FINCH; PREFACE GENE GROSSMAN; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION PAUL OSLINGTON; Chapter I Introduction; Chapter II The Compatibility of Customs Union with the Most-Favored-Nation Principle; 1. The Criteria of a "Customs Union"; 2. Diplomatic Controversies Arising out of Most-Favored-Nation Obligations of Members of Customs Unions; 3. The Most-Favored-Nation Principle Not a Serious Barrier to Customs Unions
4. Relations with Non-Members5. Significance of the Havana Charter for the Customs Union Question; Chapter VII Prospects for Customs Unions; 1. Customs Unions Now in Operation or in Active Process of Negotiation; 2. Customs Union in Western Europe; 3. Obstacles to the Formation of Customs Unions; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Chapter III Exemption from Most-Favored-Nation Obligations of Preferential Arrangements other than Customs Union1. Imperial Preference; 2. Regional Agreements; 3. Plurilateral Agreements; Chapter IV The Economics of Customs Unions; 1. Customs Union as an Approach to Free Trade; 2. Customs Union and the "Terms of Trade"; 3. Administrative Economies of Customs Union; 4. Revenue Duties; 5. The "Level" of the Customs Union Tariff; 6. Increased Tariff Protection as the Major Economic Objective of Customs Unions; 7. Cartels in Relation to Customs Unions; 8. The Allocation of Customs Revenues
Chapter V Political Aspects of Customs Union1. The Location of Administrative Authority in Customs Unions; 2. Customs Union and Neutrality Obligations; 3. Customs Union and Political Unifi cation; 4. Th e Austro-German Treaty of 1918; Chapter VI The Havana Charter and Customs Union; 1. The Most-Favored-Nation Principle; 2. Exemptions from Most-Favored-Nations Obligations of Customs Unions, Free-Trade Areas, and Interim Agreements; 3. Exemptions from Most-Favored-Nation Obligations of Agreements in the Interest of Economic Development, Including Regional Agreements
Summary Jacob Viner's The Customs Union Issue was originally published in 1950 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. It set the framework for the contemporary debate over the benefits or otherwise of preferential trading agreements such as the European Union, NAFTA, and APEC. Viner developed the concepts of trade creation and diversion in this work as he pioneered the analysis of the global politics of trade agreements. This revival of Viner's classic work includes an introduction that places this book in the context of his own intellectual development and the economic and political situa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Customs unions.
Form Electronic book
Author Oslington, Paul.
ISBN 0199389519
1306290929 (ebk)
9781306290920 (ebk)