Systems of Generalised Tariff Preferences for Developing Countries

  • Michael Rom
Part of the Trade Policy Research Centre book series


The various proposals in the international organisations about the form that any scheme of preference for the less developed countries might take have been discussed at some length in the previous chapter. These proposals, and the argument of their supporters and detractors, provided a good appreciation of the problems that would follow the introduction of any such scheme, and also demonstrated the attendant advantages. This discussion helped to establish the climate necessary for the actual introduction of such schemes. Three of these — that of Australia, the European Community and Japan, all based on tariff quotas — are outlined in this chapter and are considered in the chronological order in which they were introduced.


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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    See Peter J. Lloyd, ‘The Australian Preference Scheme for Developing Countries’, Journal of World Trade Law, Twickenham, United Kingdom, May—June 1970, pp. 461–2.Google Scholar
  2. 25.
    Translated from J. K. Jurgen Kuhn, ‘Hauptelemente der EWG Zollpreferenzen: Neue Phase der Aussenwirtschaftspolitik’, Ausenhandeisdienst, Vol. 29, 1972, pp. 675–6.Google Scholar
  3. 39.
    See, for example, Tracy Murry, ‘How Helpful is the Generalised System of Preferences to Developing Countries?’, Economic Journal Cambridge, June 1973, pp. 450–1; and United Nations TD/B/C5j3, p. 30; TD/B/C5/16, Addenda 2, p. 10; and TD/B/C5/22, pp. 18–19.Google Scholar

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© Michael Rom and the Trade Policy Research Centre 1979

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