2015 Publications

Competitive Framing: Agricultural Protection and Trade Liberalization in the Korea-US FTA Negotiations

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Sonia Aggarwal
Ehwa Journal of Social Science, 2015
Almost all countries have faced protectionist pressures from their agricultural sector, particularly during trade negotiations. Korea is no exception. This article examines the strategy of competitive framing used by both the farm lobby and Korean government in the context of the Korea-US Free Trade (KORUS) negotiations.

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Must TTIP-induced regulatory convergence benefit others?

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Simon J. Evenett
CEPR Press, 2015
Given the prominence of regulatory convergence in the TTIP negotiations, whether or not this conclusion is the correct one assumes greater importance, in particular for third parties. The purpose of this chapter is to revisit these claims.

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An Open Door? TTIP and Accession by Third Countries

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Simon J. Evenett
The TTIP in a Multipolar World, Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2015
The first section of this chapter explores the relationship among different elements of trade agreements such as issue scope, the strength of agreements, the degree of liberalism in the accord and other relevant dimensions and characterizes TTIP using these yardsticks.

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