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Decision-Making in the World Trade Organization

Claus-Dieter Ehlermann and Lothar Ehring

in Journal of International Economic Law

Volume 8, issue 1, pages 51-75
Published in print March 2005 | ISSN: 1369-3034
Published online March 2005 | e-ISSN: 1464-3758 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jielaw/jgi004
Decision-Making in the World Trade Organization

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Globalization creates a demand for international rule-making, and the WTO remains the forum for creating binding and enforceable international trade rules. The WTO therefore needs an effective decision-making system capable of resolving diverging interests. Although the WTO Agreement foresees votes where consensus cannot be reached, the practice of consensus dominates the process of decision-making. The GATT 1947 only spoke of voting and did not mention the word ‘consensus’. The WTO Agreement reflects the evolution from votes to consensus in the GATT 1947. Nevertheless, voting was...

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Subjects: Financial Law ; Public International Law ; Economics

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