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Guide to the WTO and Developing Countries

Guide to the WTO and Developing Countries

By Peter Gallagher


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Developing countries comprise a two-thirds majority of the membership of the World Trade Organization, with nearly thirty of these classed by the UN as being among the 48 least-developed countries in the world. In order to ensure the equitable participation of these countries in the benefits of the global trading system, the GATT Uruguay Round Agreements that created the WTO accorded special and differential treatment to developing countries.

This Guide covers these provisions of the WTO Agreements, with detailed information on how developing countries can benefit from special rules governing such areas as: access to developed country markets in all major commodities and services, the dispute settlement process, trade policy review, foreign direct investment, environmental and labour standards, and technical assistance.

The Guide also offers the reader case studies on how some developing country members of the WTO (Uganda, India, and Côte d'Ivoire) are making progress in working with the obligations and the benefits provided to them by the WTO Agreements.

Pages 368
Last Updated 01/01/1992
Update Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041197993
SKU 10057872-0001
Table of Contents
    Biographical Note
    Members of WTO
    I. The WTO and Developing Countries
    II. How the WTO Helps Developing Countries
    III. Outcomes of the Uruguay Round
    IV. Monitoring of Trade Policies
    V. Trade and Investment
    VI. Electronic Commerce
    VII. Trade and Competition Policy
    VIII. Trade and the Environment
    IX. Labour Standards
    X. Agreement on Government Procurement
    XI. Participation in the Trading System
    XII. Developing Countries and Regional Agreements
    XIII. Market Access
    XIV. WTO Technical Assistance for Developing Countries
    XV. WTO Provisions Related to Developing Countries
    XVI. Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    XVII. Agreements on Trade in Goods
    XVIII. General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    XIX. Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
    XX. Understanding on Dispute Settlement
    XXI. Trade Policy Review Mechanism
    XXII. Ministerial Decisions and Declarations
    Case Studies