IP Issues in the Proposed China - GCC Free Trade Agreement

Lina Zhang, David Price

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    Over the last twenty years or so, each of the world’s three leading economies -namely the United States, the European Community and China -have separately courted the GCC to enter into negotiations for the creation of free trade agreements (FTAs).

    In each case the initiating discussions have faltered and stalled because of a broad range of fundamental points of disagreement. The European Community discussions - the longest-standing – appeared to have faltered because of the EU’s insistence in including subject matter which to the GCC members fell way outside trade issues. The EU-GCC negotiations, although revived, appear to have made little...
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntellectural Property Rights
    Subtitle of host publicationDevelopment and Enforcement in the Arab States of the Gulf
    EditorsAlhanoof Aldebasi, David Price
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherGerlach Press
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9783959940115
    ISBN (Print)9783959940108
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NameGulf Studies Series
    PublisherGerlach Press


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