> Go to a basic statement of agreements. > . or a more technical list > abbreviations The growth of international trade has given rise to a complex and ever-increasing primary law, including international treaties and agreements, national legislation and jurisprudence on the settlement of trade disputes. This research guide focuses primarily on the multilateral trading system managed by the World Trade Organization. It also contains information on regional and bilateral trade agreements, particularly those to which the United States is a party. The original Agreement on Trade in Goods, which has just been included in GATT in 1994 (see above) Explanatory Notes Council Decision 94/800/EC on the conclusion, on behalf of the EU, of agreements concluded in the framework of the Uruguay Round multilateral negotiations (1986-1994) – Aspects related to trade in goods WTO agreements are often referred to as the Final Act of the 19861994 Uruguay Round of trade negotiations, although the Final Act is the first of the agreements. You can download these texts as WordPerfect or PDF files. These timetables include commitments made by individual WTO members, which allow certain foreign products or service providers access to their markets. Timetables are an integral part of the agreements. In the printed version, these calendars cover about 30,000 pages for all WTO members. Most WTO agreements are the result of the Uruguay Round 1986/94 negotiations, which were signed at the Marrakesh Ministerial Meeting in April 1994. There are about sixty agreements and decisions for a global version of 550 pages.
These are supplementary agreements negotiated after the Uruguay Round and annexed to the General Agreement on Trade in Services. There is no “first protocol”. The corresponding engagement plans can be ordered in the online book shop. On behalf of the European Community (now the European Union), the Decision approves the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The “final dossier” signed in Marrakech in 1994 is like a title note. Everything else is related to that. First, the agreement establishing the WTO (or the WTO agreement), which serves as a framework agreement. Annexed include agreements on goods, services and intellectual property, dispute settlement, the trade policy review mechanism and plurilateral agreements.
Engagement plans are also part of the Uruguay Round agreements. For goods in general: binding customs obligations. For agriculture: tariffs, combinations of tariffs and quotas, export subsidies and certain types of domestic support. Final Act on the outcome of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations Opinion on the entry into force of the Protocol amending the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization For more information on the resources mentioned above, see page Subscription databases of this research guide. . . .