Third World Trade Partnership: Supranational Authority vs. National Extraterritorial Antitrust–A Plea for “Harmonized” Regionalism

That “Third World countries” should receive the assistance of the “industrialized nations” in increasing the level of their economic development is a matter beyond dispute. Yet the years following the “economic decade” of the 1970’s have made apparent a crisis in the concepts underlying this philosophy of Third World assistance. The nature of this crisis has not yet been fully ascertained, and the following text does not undertake that task. Rather, it starts from the general feeling among experts involved in one way or another with “development aid” that the paths so far followed and the methods so far applied should be more or less radically reassessed.