Implementation and Adjustment Costs: Special and Differential Treatment and Assistance for Developing Countries

Charlton, Andrew H.

Special and differential treatment is both a cause of and a solution to political barriers to multilateral trade liberalisation. SDT provisions need to be designed as part of a broad development package sensitive to the institutional weaknesses of different countries and linked to assistance packages.


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Background paper for the "IPD/Stiglitz Plan," Part III. The opinions expressed in these papers represent those of the author(s) and not The Initiative for Policy Dialogue. These papers are unpublished and have not been peer reviewed. Please do not cite without explicit permission from the author(s).