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A Three-Year Review of the WTO

 

An MA Capstone Policy Exercise
IAFF 290.27 The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
April 1st, 1998
 

Contributing Authors

Atkinson, David
Benson, Steven
Berg, Allison
Cha, Eddie
Chen, Yung-Shoa
Giglar, Soren
Heffern, Keith
Ho, Iris
Manabe, Keiko
Mazzuchelli, Sonia
Morisaku, Daniel
O'Connor, Kerry
Panichyanont, Sirasit
Robinson, Egan
Ryu, Kwang-Jun
Sato, Nobuki
Schug, David
Sohn, Kyongsei
Struett, Michael
Taylor, Dennell
Todoroki, Emiko
Zeff, Joseph

Completed under the direction of Dr. Steve Suranovic

Citation: Elliott School of International Affairs - MA Policy Capstone Exercise, A Three-Year Review of the WTO, many authors under the direction of Steven Suranovic, [Electronic version]. Retrieved (include date), from http://internationalecon.com/WTO/wto-toc.php


Table of Contents

 
   
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
  • 1
  •  
    CHAPTER 1 
    The WTO: An Historical, Legal, and Organizational Overview
  • Historical Overview of the GATT
  • 4
  • How the WTO Differs From the GATT
  • 10
  • Developed vs. Developing Countries 
  • 15
  • Sovereignty Issues 
  • 18
  •  
    CHAPTER 2 
    The Dispute Resolution Mechanism 
  • Introduction to WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism 
  • 24
  • Overview of the Dispute Settlement Understanding
  • 26
  • The WTO's Dipute  Settlement System  in  Operation 
  • 30
  • WTO Dispute Panels and the  Balance Between Trade 
  • 34
  • U.S. Sovereignty and the Dispute Settlement Mechanism 
  • 45
  •  
    CHAPTER 3 
    Principle Issues Addressed and Updated Agreements of the Uruguay Round
  • Introduction
  • 55
  • Less Developed Country Concerns 
  • 55
  • The WTO and Environmental Concerns
  • 59
  • Textiles and Clothing Agreements
  • 63
  • The SPS Agreement and Agricultural Issues
  • 68
  •  
    CHAPTER 4
    New Agreements on Non-Traditional Trade Issues
  • Introduction
  • 76
  • GATS
  • 76
  • TRIPs
  • 81
  • TRIMs
  • 84
  • Information Technology
  • 87
  • GPA
  • 91
  •  
    CHAPTER 5 
    WTO Accession
  • Introduction
  • 97
  • Accession to the WTO
  • 97
  • The Trade Policy Review Mechanism
  • 103
  • The Accession of China and Taiwan
  • 108
  • Conclusion
  • 112
  •  
    FUTURE OUTLOOK
  • 115
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    Last Updated on 4/1/98