The WTO at Twenty: Challenges and Achievements

“The WTO at Twenty: Challenges and Achievements” explores how multilateralism in trade has worked over the past 20 years — and provides some lessons about how it can work in the future.

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The book describes the WTO’s achievements across a number of key areas, including: strengthening the institutional foundations of the trade system; widening its membership and increasing participation; deepening trade integration through lower barriers and stronger rules; improving transparency and policy dialogue; strengthening dispute settlement; expanding cooperation with other international organizations; and enhancing public outreach.

It concludes that the WTO has achieved much over its first 20 years but the success of the WTO has inevitably given rise to new challenges.

Published in 2015

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