: BERLINSKI, Julio; KUME, Honorio; VAILLANT, Marcel; PIANI, Guida; ONS, Álvaro; MIRANDA, Pedro; ROMERO, Carlos Year
This book gathers together the results of a research project developed between 2002 and 2003 in the framework of the second cooperation program between the IDRC and the Mercosur Network (Project III ? Trade). It was a collective project carried out by seven researchers from the four Mercosur countries.
The research coordinators were Julio Berlinski (DiTella), Honorio Kume (IPEA) and Marcel Vaillant (Universidad de la República). Additionally, Pedro Miranda (IPEA), Alvaro Ons (DECON), Fuida Piani (IPEA) and Carlos Romero (UADE) participated as co-authors of specific chapters. Finally, a group of collaborators who helped with data processing rounded out the team.
In previous research, non-tariff barriers that restricted trade within Mercosur were studied with the objective of evaluating the benefits of full integration. The objective of this second study is to describe and evaluate trade policy in each member country in the context of creating common trade policy with the rest of the world.
In the 1990s the process of integration established the free trade of goods within the region. In the first stage it was of interest to analyze how deeply integration had taken place, identifying other obstacles to trade besides tariffs. This second stage is a natural continuation of the first research effort which analyzes the basis for a shift from national trade policies to one common trade policy with outside markets.