World Trade Organization. (c1998)

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dc.contributor.author Sabra, Nada Mohsen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-05T11:42:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-05T11:42:56Z
dc.date.copyright 1998 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-04-05
dc.date.submitted 1998-06-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/322
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-136). en_US
dc.description.abstract The global economy is nowadays undergoing a profound change. Countries all over the world are privatizing their public sectors, reforming their economies and perhaps, most importantly, liberalizing their trade. In line with this trend toward freer markets and freer trade, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which was the keystone of the post-world war II international trading system, was replaced by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which has an even more ambitious agenda for liberalizing trade and indeed integrating, virtually all the local economies into one essentially capitalistic global economy. Countries, all over the world, including Lebanon, are, nowadays, concerned with the issue of joining the WTO. Thus, the idea of undertaking a study on Lebanon's accession to the WTO came as a result of the importance and significance of this topic. In Lebanon, little is known about the WTO and its agreements. Many seminars and conferences have been held on the subject have helped heighten public awareness about the WTO and the advantages and disadvantages that may results from Lebanon's accession to this international organization. In this thesis, I examine the steps adopted by Lebanon to formally acceed to the WTO. The thesis also examines the implications of the WTO provisions on Lebanon, as well as the role of the Lebanese Government in preparing Lebanon to join the WTO and be part of the international liberal trade system. Whether Lebanon, will be able to join the WTO, at a future date, will heavily depend on the steps to be undertaken by the Lebanese authorities to prepare the country for the challenges that lie ahead given the trend towards greater economic integration. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject World Trade Organization -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Commercial policy en_US
dc.title World Trade Organization. (c1998) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Lebanon's accession en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Walid Moubarak
dc.author.commembers Dr. Fawaz Traboulsi
dc.author.woa RA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiii, 136 leaves; ill, tables; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.1998.3 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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