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The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law edited by Bethlehem, Daniel; McRae, Donald; Neufeld, Rodney; Van Damme, Isabelle (8th January 2009)

Conclusion, Ch.27 Law, Culture, and Values in the WTO — Gazing into the Crystal Ball

Joseph HH Weiler

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

Edited By: Daniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld, Isabelle Van Damme

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 August 2019

Considering the ‘Future of the WTO’ is a staple of the literature. From its very conception back in the 1940s as the ‘would-be’ International Trade Organization (ITO), through its ‘doctor assisted’ birth as the GATT 1947 employing the Protocol of Provisional Application (a ‘provisional’ application which lasted a full 47 years), through the further agonies of successive ‘Rounds’ culminating in the Uruguay Round and the compromises of the Marrakesh Agreement and bringing us to the present on-again-off-again trials and tribulations of Doha, the WTO/GATT has always...
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