Bilateral Arbitration Treaty Regime : An economic analysis

May 26, 2016

Non-NZIER authors Metha Wongcharupan and Georgia Whelan.

The purpose of these reports has been to examine the role of a Bilateral Arbitration Treaty (BAT) in assisting exporters and importers. The main advantage of a BAT is to reduce the risks/uncertainties associated with commercial disputes resolution.

The first report looks at the costs and benefits to small and medium sized New Zealand businesses of a BAT.

The second report assesses the impact of adopting a Bilateral Arbitration Treaty (BAT) on New Zealand firms through a survey.

Also see on youtube a panel discussion, held at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, about how a Bilateral Arbitration Treaty regime would give better access to justice for small and medium sized businesses. With Georgia Whelan, Chris Nixon and Hanneke van Oeveren.

Each year NZIER devotes some of its resources to undertake and make freely available economic research and thinking aimed at promoting a better understanding of New Zealand’s important economic challenges. This work was funded from those resources.

BAT presentation, March 2016

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Second BAT report

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BAT presentation, August 2015

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First BAT report

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