Wto Agreements Series: Technical Barriers to Trade (Paperback)
This fully revised and updated edition of Technical Barriers to Trade provides an overview of the WTO's TBT Agreement, the full legal text of the Agreement, and the decisions and recommendations adopted by the TBT Committee since 1 January 1995. It is the latest title in the WTO Agreements Series, which aims to assist public understanding of the WTO agreements. The second edition was published in 2014.
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was created in 1947 and operated almost five decades on a provisional basis until 1995 when the WTO was established. Its goal is to improve the welfare of peoples of its member countries, specifically by lowering trade barriers and providing a platform for the negotiation of trade. The organization deals with the rules of trade between nations at a global or near global level; it is responsible for negotiating and implementing new trade agreements and charged with policing Member Countries' adherence to all WTO agreements. In 2007 there were 150 Member States.