A brief review is presented of the history of developing country involvement in GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and the experience of the first five years of the WTO (World Trade Organization), including efforts to negotiate the accession of China and Russia. The sections of the chapter are as follows: Special and differential treatment; Changing attitudes towards the trading system; Developing country participation in the WTO; Implementation of multilateral agreements; Expanding membership; and Conclusion.
Keywords: accession; China; developing countries; economies in transition; GATT; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; history; membership; multilateral agreements; Russia; trading system; World Trade Organization; WTO
Chapter. 11584 words.
Subjects: International Economics
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