The World Trade Organization (WTO), the successor to GATT, is rapidly establishing itself as the third pillar of the Bretton Woods institutions alongside the World Bank and the IMF. The prolonged international negotiations which led to its establishment have produced a complex set of agreements which not only constitute the most profound revision of the rules governing world trade, but extend these rules into a range of issues and economic sectors not hitherto regarded as falling within its ambit. This book is an indispensable and concise explanation of what the WTO agreements actually provide for.
Bhagirath Lal Das was India's ambassador to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and served as director of international trade programmes at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
*1. Overview of GATT, Tokyo Round and Uruguay Round*2. Basic Principles and Main Elements of GATT*3. Most Favoured Nations Clause*4. National Treatment*5. Tarrifs*6. Safeguards*7. Balance of Payment Provision*8. Subsidy and Countervailing Duty*9. Anti-Dumping*10. Agriculture*11. Textiles and Clothing*12. Technical Barriers to Trade*13. Customs Valuation*14. Rules of Origin*15. Import Licensing*16. Trade Related Investment Measures (TRIMS)*17. State Trading Enterprises*18. Services*19. Intellectual Property Rights*20. Plurilateral Agreements*21. Dispute Settlement Process*22. Institutions and Decision Making.
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