Study Methodology. Specialization area: Globalization
Globalization. In the last few years the world economy has gone through some major changes, the result of which has been the creation of a world market. With the establishment of the WTO, almost all economies of the world are likely to establish more and more interdependent relationships with each other.
Globalization means that the flows of products, International trade of
services, capital, technologies and people are spreading worldwide, as countries everywhere open up to wider contact with each other.
Regionalism is described as "actions by governments to liberalize or facilitate trade on a regional basis, sometimes through
free-trade areas or customs unions".
If we take into account RTAs (Regional trade agreements) which are in force but have not been notified, those signed but not yet in force, those currently being negotiated, and those in the proposal stage, we arrive at a figure of close to 400 RTAs which are scheduled to be implemented by 2010. of these RTAs, Free trade agreements (FTA) and partial scope agreements account for
over 90%, while customs unions account for less than 10 %.
Objectives of the specialization area "Globalization and regionalization"
- To know the world's major institutions associated with globalization.
- To learn about regionalization in Asia,
Globalization and regionalization: main agreements and
Course learning materials
: Globalización Mondialisation
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