Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations under the GATT and the WTO
Procedures and Practices
By Anwarul Hoda
International trade in goods has increased phenomenally since the establishment of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1947, largely due to efforts by the world’s leading traders to reduce and eliminate tariffs multilaterally. This publication reviews how the procedures and practices relating to tariff negotiations and renegotiations have evolved over the past seven decades, highlighting some of the major developments since the first edition of this book was published in 1999.
New developments highlighted in this edition include the successful conclusion of negotiations to expand the duty-free coverage of the Information Technology Agreement and the tariff renegotiations necessitated by the successive enlargements of the European Union. In addition, the publication covers the tariff negotiations regarding the accessions of new members to the WTO, such as China and Russia.