Free Riders

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Free-Riders and the GATT Policy Negotiations

In relation to the GATT Policy Negotiations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following explanation and/or definition of Free-Riders: In the context of the Uruguay Round discussions of a proposed Multilateral Trade Organization, refers to provisions to ensure that participating countries will not have the option of “free-riding” –i.e., of signing only some of the Uruguay Round agreements while avoiding the obligations of others –but instead would require countries to accept or reject the results of the Round as a “single undertaking.” See non-application.

Concept of Free Riders

Note: explore also the meaning of this legal term in the American Ecyclopedia of Law.


See Also

  • Political Participation
  • Interest Groups
  • Lobbying

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