Conclusions on EFTA Experience and its Relevance

  • Robert Middleton
Part of the Trade Policy Research Centre book series


The essential character of the Stockholm Convention is that of a framework; the basic rules for establishing the free trade area — the time-tables for eliminating tariffs and quantitative restrictions, the origin rules and the exceptions from the free trade régime — were all laid down in some detail; the remainder consists of certain guiding principles and the indication of procedures by which the principles could be applied if need arose, conceived as “signposts rather than detailed maps”.1


Member State Free Trade Economic Integration Stockholm Convention Free Trade Area 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1975

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