Commentaries

  • Argentina and GATS: A Study on the Domestic Determinants of GATS Commitments

    The commitments undertaken by Argentina in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) appear generous when compared with those of other Latin American countries. Based on this finding this case study tries to identify the main factors that shaped Argentina’s services offer under GATS.

  • Dispute Settlement between Developing Countries: Argentina and Chilean Price Bands

    The WTO is playing a novel role in regional trade relations. Access to a multilateral dispute settlement system is helping to scrutinize and anchor the more lax regional disciplines. Although accessible only to highly profitable sectors because participation is too costly and time consuming, the WTO provides the intangible benefit of exposure. Pressure through exposure can help countries unable or unwilling to retaliate to obtain more favourable results than in bilateral or regional instances.