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The shape of a Swiss-US free trade agreement

Author: Gary Clyde Hufbauer; Richard E Baldwin; Institute for International Economics (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, DC : Institute for International Economics, 2006.
Series: Policy analyses in international economics, 76.
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"At first sight, a free trade agreement (FTA) between Switzerland and the United States seems implausible, but this new study concludes that an FTA between the two countries would be highly worthwhile to both. As leading advocates of market capitalism, Switzerland and the United States are well situated to conclude an FTA that breaks new ground in dismantling barriers. The study finds that the annual GDP gains to  Read more...
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Hufbauer, Gary Clyde.
Shape of a Swiss-US free trade agreement.
Washington, DC : Institute for International Economics, 2006
(OCoLC)647607267
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Clyde Hufbauer; Richard E Baldwin; Institute for International Economics (U.S.)
ISBN: 0881323853 9780881323856 0881323845 9780881323849
OCLC Number: 61864101
Description: xv, 359 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Agricultural market access --
3. Issues linked to agriculture --
4. Manufactures trade --
5. Services trade --
6. Government procurement --
7. Direct and portfolio investment --
8. Estimates from gravity and CGE models --
9. Swiss relations with the European Union --
10. Conclusions --
App. A. Phaseout schedules for agriculture barriers in US FTAs --
App. B. SPS measures in US and Swiss trade agreements --
App. C. Geographical indication provisions in US and Swiss trade agreements --
App. D. Preferential trade agreements and foreign direct investment : selected literature --
App. E. Technical aspects of the gravity and CGE models.
Series Title: Policy analyses in international economics, 76.
Other Titles: Shape of a Swiss-U.S. free trade agreement
Responsibility: Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Richard E. Baldwin.
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