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Outline of the WTO

  • Eun Sup Lee
Chapter

Learning Objectives

This chapter aims to help students understand:
  1. 1.

    The legal structure of the WTO Agreement compared with that of GATT;

     
  2. 2.

    The operating system of the WTO compared with other international organizations such as World Bank and International Monetary Fund;

     
  3. 3.

    The contractual nature of the WTO Agreements;

     
  4. 4.

    Distinguishing factors of the WTO system from the GATT system, from the viewpoints of a legal nature, multilateral agreements and single undertaking and dispute settlement system;

     
  5. 5.

    The main functions of the WTO Agreement, particularly in relation with the member countries;

     
  6. 6.

    The main principles of the multilateral trading system as embodied in the WTO Agreement.

     

Keywords

World Trade Organization Supra Note Dispute Settlement Uruguay Round TRIPs Agreement 
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References

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WTO Agreements

  1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Apr. 15, 1994, Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, Annex 1B, Legal Instruments-Results of the Uruguay Round, 33 I.L.M. 1125, art. 15 (1994)Google Scholar
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  6. Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Apr. 15, 1994, Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, Annex 1B, Legal Instruments-Results of the Uruguay Round, 33 I.L.M. 1125 (1994).Google Scholar
  7. Final Act Embodying the Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiation, Apr. 15, 1994, 33. I.L.M. 1125 (1994).Google Scholar
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  9. General Agreement on Trade in Services, Apr. 15, 1994, Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, Annex 1B, Legal Instruments-Results of the Uruguay Round, 33 I.L.M. 1125 (1994).Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of International TradePusan National UniversityPusanRepublic of South Korea

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