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Competing for World Markets: The European Union and the United States in international trade negotiations: the case of Singapore

Lundstedt, Ludvig LU (2010) STVM01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Using the protection for exporters theory the thesis analyzes the EU’s quest for world markets in the case of trade negotiations with Singapore. The protection for exporters theory assumes governments to shift bias from the import competing sector to the export competing sector when exporters are exposed to potential losses.
The thesis concludes three main findings of why the EU shifted policy towards Singapore between 2000 and 2010, all coherent with the protection for exporters argument. First and foremost, the analysis shows that the United States’ conclusion of a free trade agreement with Singapore in 2003 exposed the export competing sector for potential losses. Second, the stalled WTO negotiations in the Doha Development Round... (More)
Using the protection for exporters theory the thesis analyzes the EU’s quest for world markets in the case of trade negotiations with Singapore. The protection for exporters theory assumes governments to shift bias from the import competing sector to the export competing sector when exporters are exposed to potential losses.
The thesis concludes three main findings of why the EU shifted policy towards Singapore between 2000 and 2010, all coherent with the protection for exporters argument. First and foremost, the analysis shows that the United States’ conclusion of a free trade agreement with Singapore in 2003 exposed the export competing sector for potential losses. Second, the stalled WTO negotiations in the Doha Development Round forced the EU to realize that the multilateral approach was not a valid option to counterweight these losses. Third, the Singapore government wanted access to the EU market and was therefore open for free trade negotiations with the Union. (Less)
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author
Lundstedt, Ludvig LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM01 20102
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
protection for exporters, Singapore, United States, EU, trade
language
English
id
1758295
date added to LUP
2011-02-09 15:56:20
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2011-02-09 16:26:50
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  abstract     = {Using the protection for exporters theory the thesis analyzes the EU’s quest for world markets in the case of trade negotiations with Singapore. The protection for exporters theory assumes governments to shift bias from the import competing sector to the export competing sector when exporters are exposed to potential losses.
The thesis concludes three main findings of why the EU shifted policy towards Singapore between 2000 and 2010, all coherent with the protection for exporters argument. First and foremost, the analysis shows that the United States’ conclusion of a free trade agreement with Singapore in 2003 exposed the export competing sector for potential losses. Second, the stalled WTO negotiations in the Doha Development Round forced the EU to realize that the multilateral approach was not a valid option to counterweight these losses. Third, the Singapore government wanted access to the EU market and was therefore open for free trade negotiations with the Union.},
  author       = {Lundstedt, Ludvig},
  keyword      = {protection for exporters,Singapore,United States,EU,trade},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Competing for World Markets: The European Union and the United States in international trade negotiations: the case of Singapore},
  year         = {2010},
}