Christina Hartler and Sam Laird
World Trade Organization
Abstract Back to top
The EU model is being progressively transmitted to
other economies through expansion of membership and various preferential agreements. Since
EU trade polices have been criticised in a number of respects, this could be a matter of
concern to the international community. However, in the case of the customs union between
the EU and Turkey, the result seems to have been generally beneficial to both partners as
well as third countries. In areas such as agriculture, state aids, anti-dumping and TRIMS
there is as yet no alignment but it would be hard to see that alignment would lead to any
market opening in Turkey.
Keywords Back to top
Customs unions; trade policy; WTO.
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