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From GATT to the WTO: The Multilateral Trading System in the New Millennium

From GATT to the WTO: The Multilateral Trading System in the New Millennium

By WTO Secretariat


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On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the multilateral trading system (GATT/WTO), the WTO organized a symposium to discuss and analyze the current and future role of the world trading system.

The rapid developments in the last decade--not only political, but also economic and technological changes--have brought the WTO to a turning point in its existence. The new challenge, as the Director General stated in his Opening Remarks at the Symposium, is not just to advance free trade against the forces of protectionism.

The WTO's future agenda should also look at:

  • how investment and competition laws affect market access
  • whether differing labour or environmental standards confer a trade advantage and how this should be dealt with
  • whether taxation and innovation policies constitute a subsidy
  • whether governments should be allowed to regulate content on the Internet

    These and other issues are a world away from `traditional' trade concerns such as tariffs or quotas, and yet all are included, in one form or another, on the new trade agenda.

    In this timely and topical collection of essays, important academics in international trade take a fresh look at the future of the global trading system and give a fascinating analysis of the new trade agenda.

  • Publish Date 04/01/2000
    Publish Frequency As Needed
    Product Line Kluwer Law International
    ISBN 9789041112538
    SKU 10057836-0001
    Table of Contents
    Preface, List of Contributors, List of Abbreviations, Opening Remarks at the 50th Anniversary Symposium Renato Ruggiero, Opening Remarks at the 50th Anniversary Symposium Alexander Swoboda, The Future Agenda of the WTO Kym Anderson, Pragmatism Versus Principle in GATT Decision-Making: A Brief Historical Perspective Robert E. Baldwin, Fifty Years of the GATT/WTO: Lessons from the Past for Strategies for the Future C. Fred Bergsten, Fifty Years: Looking Back, Looking Forward Jagdish Bhagwati, Dispute Settlement and the WTO: Emerging Problems John H Jackson, The WTO's New Horizons Patrick A. Messerlin, Looking Back to Look Forward: The Multilateral Trading System after 50 Years Sylvia Ostry, Low-Income Developing Countries in the GATTIWTO Framework: The First Fifty Years and Beyond Ademola Oytjide, Regionalism and the WTO Jaime Serra Puche, What Does Globalization Mean for the World Trading System? Horst Siebert, Managing Liberalization, Regionalism and Globalization in the Next 50 Years Augustine HH Tan, Index