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Guide to the Uruguay Round Agreements

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ISBN13: 9789041111258
ISBN: 9041111255
Published: November 1998
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £116.00

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The purpose of this book is to make the results of the Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations easier to understand. The Uruguay Round, one of the longest and most complex economic negotiations ever undertaken, was completed successfully in December 1993.;Its results are embodied in nearly 30 legal agreements and a large number of supplementary decisions, as well as a large number of highly detailed separate undertakings in which each country specifies the levels of trade restrictions, which it promises not to exceed, for thousands of different products or services. The joint agreements and decisions alone add up to well over 500 pages of printed text, and the individual undertakings, or schedules, bring the total volume of the results of the Uruguay Round to almost 300,000 pages. This formidable mass of paper embodies a total overhaul of the basic rules and institutions of world trade, and the birth of a new institution, the World Trade Organization.

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Part One: the World Trade Organization. I. The Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. III. Multilateral Review and Transparency. Part Two: The Results of the Uruguay Round for Goods. I. The Agreements. II. Liberalization of Tariffs and Non-Tariff Measures Affecting Trade in Industrial Products. III. Reductions in Import Barriers and Other Interventions Affecting Trade in Agricultural Products. IV. Trade and Income Effects of Liberalizating Trade in Goods. Part Three: The Results of the Uruguay Round for Services. I. The General Agreement on Trade in Services. II. Uruguay Round Commitments on Services. Part Four: The Results of the Uruguay Round on the Protection of Intellectual Property. I. General Provisions and Basic Principles. II. Standards. III. Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. IV. Dispute Settlement. V. Transitional Arrangements. VI. Other Provisions. Part Five: Developing Countries in the WTO System. Annex I The Plurilateral Agreements. Annex II. Trade and Environment. Annex III. Update of Economic Assessments of the Uruguay Round. IV. How the Legal texts Correspond to Sections of this Book. References.