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World Trade Organization (WTO)
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Peter-Tobias Stoll

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2019

Subject(s):
Sustainable development — Most-favoured-nation treatment (MFN) — National treatment — Tariffs — Anti-dumping — Subsidies — Services — Intellectual property — Technical barriers to trade — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 When designing the post-World War II international system, policymakers were aware of the world economic crisis of the 1930s and the lack of efficient mechanisms on the international level to cope with such events. A new concept of peace emerged, including economic and social aspects. The establishment of the ECOSOC ( United Nations, Economic and Social Council [ECOSOC] ) as a principal organ of the United Nations, reflected this idea, as did the creation of a monetary order and related institutions like the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development...
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