1 The World Trade Organization
Mitsuo Matsushita, Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Petros C. Mavroidis, Michael Hahn
Mitsuo Matsushita, Thomas Schoenbaum, Petros C. Mavroidis, Michael Hahn
- 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.