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Institutional Provisions

Petros C. Mavroidis

in Trade in Goods

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780199552139
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191716591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552139.003.0005
 Institutional Provisions

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The institutional provisions of the GATT have been overtaken by the provision included in the Agreement Establishing the WTO. The Agreement Establishing the WTO largely replicated the GATT approach to institutional life: consensus remains the default rule for adopting decisions, except for dispute settlement. This chapter examines GATT and WTO provisions relating to participation, the decision making process, dispute settlement, waivers, transparency, and the relationship with the Havana Charter.

Keywords: GATT; participation; decision making process; dispute settlement; waivers; transparency; Havana Charter

Chapter.  28678 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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