The Agreements negotiated in the Uruguay Round, which form the legal framework of the World Trade Organization, will govern world trade into the twenty-first century. This volume covers: • Goods: the updated General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) that includes new rules on agriculture, textiles, anti-dumping, subsidies and countervailing measures, import licensing, rules of origin, standards, and pre-shipment inspection. (The original 1947 GATT text is also included in this volume.) • Services: the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) • Intellectual Property: the Agreement on Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) • Disputes: the new procedures for dispute settlement • The legal framework for the World Trade Organization This is the definitive reference for all practising and academic trade lawyers. It is an essential addition to all international law libraries, a vital source book for students taking courses on international economic or trade law and an important resource for economists and political scientists.
• The complete and official texts of the WTO agreements • Collected in one volume • Essential for all international trade lawyers
Final Act; Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization; Annex 1; Annex 1A: Multilateral Agreements on Trade in Goods; Annex 1B: General Agreement on Trade in Services; Annex 1C: Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; Annex 2: Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes; Annex 3: Trade Policy Review Mechanism; Annex 4: Plurilateral Trade Agreements; Ministerial Decisions and Declarations; Ministerial Decisions and Declarations adopted by the Trade Negotiations Committee on 15 December 1993; Ministerial Decisions adopted by Ministers at the Meeting of the Trade Negotiations Committee in Marrakesh on 14 April 1994; Understanding on Commitments in Financial Services; General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade; (GATT 1947).