Accession Number:

ADA171667

Title:

Analysis of Conditional Versus Unconditional Most Favored Nation Status,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH

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Report Date:

1986-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The object of this study is to examine the nature and implications of conditional vs. unconditional most favored nation approaches to trade and trade policy. The basis and justification for unilateral free trade are reviewed in Section II with a focus on the sources of welfare gains and losses. Complications due to market imperfections and distortions are considered and alternative policies for dealing with them evaluated. Section III then examines the major U.S. grievances concerning trade and the trading system, while Section IV recaps the options available to the United States in terms of unilateral, plurilateral and multilateral approaches. A brief concluding section follows. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE