Title: Negative effects of the WTO - the case of automotive industry in Russia

Authors: Vito Bobek; Anita Maček

Addresses: University of Applied Sciences Joanneum, Eggenberger Allee 11, 8020 Graz, Austria; Palemid Ltd., Maribor, Terčeva ulica 61, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia ' Doba Faculty Maribor, Prešernova ulica 1, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

Abstract: The World Trade Organization (WTO) was born out of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which was established in 1947. Its main function is to ensure smooth cross-border flow of goods and services, capital, labour, technology, information and ideas through agreed terms and conditions among the member countries. The WTO publications contend that membership provides numerous benefits for all members; but in the empirical literature there is also some criticism of WTO. So as to analyse effects of WTO authors combined the results on their basic analysis of the consequences of WTO for Russian automotive industry with results from several papers in the field.

Keywords: World Trade Organization; WTO effects; automobile industry; Russia; automotive manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDIPE.2014.060738

International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy, 2014 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.71 - 83

Published online: 28 Apr 2014 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article