The Modern Agreement of Amity and Commerce: Toward a New Model for Trade Agreements
Around the world, the process of economic globalization is under fire for serving the needs of corporate elites rather than ordinary citizens. But it is important to recall that trade does not have to aggravate inequality. The rules of globalization matter. If we have better rules for trade, trade will produce better results.
In this paper, Beth Baltzan, a trade lawyer with extensive experience in government, proposes a new paradigm for a more equitable trading regime—outlining the key elements of an agreement with the overarching purpose of fostering positive relations between like-minded parties.
The Modern Agreement of Amity and Commerce: Toward a New Model for Trade Agreements (262.75 Kb pdf file)
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