Regional Trade Agreements and Improved Market Access in Developed Countries: A Reality Check and Possible Policy Alternatives Parthapratim Pal

[Working Paper No. 03/2008]

This paper investigates issues related to motivation, market access and costs in the context of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs), and tries to understand whether there is any clear pattern between the signing of RTAs by developing countries and increase in their market share in developed countries. It also analyzes the possible costs a developing country will have to bear to gain the actual preferential market access.

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