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A Shifting Mandate: International Ownership, Global Fragmentation, and a Case for Deeper Integration under the WTO

  • EMILY J. BLANCHARD (a1)
Abstract

This paper reviews several key implications of international investment and global supply chain fragmentation for the multilateral trading system. Based on existing economic research, I identify a two-fold challenge for policy makers: first, to leverage the trade-liberalizing potential of global fragmentation at the multilateral level; and, second, to counter the potential for opportunistic manipulation of behind-the-border policy instruments.

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*Email: emily.blanchard@tuck.dartmouth.edu.
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