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Europe in the World Research seminar : Aydin Baris Yildirim, ‘Overcoming Resistance to Compliance: Internationalisation of Production and the Politics of World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement’

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  • Tue 27 Feb 2018 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-02-27 16:00 2018-02-27 18:00 Europe/Paris Europe in the World Research seminar : Aydin Baris Yildirim, ‘Overcoming Resistance to Compliance: Internationalisation of Production and the Politics of World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement’

This presentation aims to explain the conditions under which governments are more cooperative in the international trade regime. Yildirim examines the responses of World Trade Organization (WTO) Members to litigation at the WTO dispute settlement mechanism and answers the following question: Under what conditions do WTO Members swiftly comply with adverse WTO panel rulings? Yildirim posits that the degree of integration in international production chains of firms and sectors affected by a WTO dispute influences Members’ propensity to change domestic policies when targeted in WTO litigation. The initiation of a WTO dispute against firms and sectors that highly internationalised their production activities engenders the emergence of a domestic coalition of pro-trade liberalisation groups composed of exporters seeking to avoid the imposition of retaliatory measures, and import-dependent firms wishing to exploit the opportunity to access cheaper imports. Under these circumstances, trade-liberalising responses to WTO legal challenges are therefore more likely. Yildirim demonstrates the validity of his argument in a mixed-method design using quantitative and qualitative evidence.

Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

This presentation aims to explain the conditions under which governments are more cooperative in the international trade regime. Yildirim examines the responses of World Trade Organization (WTO) Members to litigation at the WTO dispute settlement mechanism and answers the following question: Under what conditions do WTO Members swiftly comply with adverse WTO panel rulings? Yildirim posits that the degree of integration in international production chains of firms and sectors affected by a WTO dispute influences Members’ propensity to change domestic policies when targeted in WTO litigation. The initiation of a WTO dispute against firms and sectors that highly internationalised their production activities engenders the emergence of a domestic coalition of pro-trade liberalisation groups composed of exporters seeking to avoid the imposition of retaliatory measures, and import-dependent firms wishing to exploit the opportunity to access cheaper imports. Under these circumstances, trade-liberalising responses to WTO legal challenges are therefore more likely. Yildirim demonstrates the validity of his argument in a mixed-method design using quantitative and qualitative evidence.


Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)

Contact:
Naïs Ralaison - Send a mail

Links:
Global Governance Programme
 
 

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