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1 The World Trade Organization

Mitsuo Matsushita, Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Petros C. Mavroidis, Michael Hahn

From: The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice, and Policy (3rd Edition)

Mitsuo Matsushita, Thomas Schoenbaum, Petros C. Mavroidis, Michael Hahn

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2021

Collective security — Sources of international law

This chapter provides an overview of the history and development of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Topics discussed include Bretton Woods and the failure of the International Trade Organization; the emergence of GATT as an international organization; a summary of GATT obligations; the creation of the WTO, its functions and structure, and ongoing work and activities; the principal accomplishments of the GATT/WTO; major challenges confronting the WTO; the Doha Development Agenda; the Bali Package; and the future of the WTO.

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