can use the WTO to resist lobbying
is a natural result of the “rounds” type of negotiation (i.e.
negotiations that encompass a broad range of sectors).
outcome of a trade round has to be a balance of interests. Governments
can find it easier to reject pressure from particular lobbying groups
by arguing that it had to accept the overall package in the interests
of the country as a whole.
related misunderstanding is about the WTO’s membership. The WTO is an
organization of governments.
private sector, non-governmental organizations and other lobbying
groups do not participate in WTO activities except in special events
such as seminars and symposiums.
can only exert their influence on WTO decisions through their