WTO

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Function Structure and Activities

World Trade Organisation: www.wto.org

Case law of the WTO Panels and the Appellate Body

WTO – Chronological list of disputes cases: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_status_e.htm

WTO – Dispute Rulings by country: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/distabase_wto_members1_e.htm

Dispute Settlement, Remedies, and Enforcement

WTO – Dispute Settlement Gateway: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_e.htm

Interpretation of WTO Agreements

News

World trade chief says post-Brexit ‘WTO option’ may be unfeasible for UK: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-wto-idUKKCN0YS1L8

Why UK could be doomed to years without proper access to world trade: http://theconversation.com/why-uk-could-be-doomed-to-years-without-proper-access-to-world-trade-61782

Nothing simple about UK regaining WTO status post-Brexit: http://www.ictsd.org/opinion/nothing-simple-about-uk-regaining-wto-status-post-brexit

Forget Brussels, Brexit’s toughest battleground is the WTO: http://www.politico.eu/article/forget-brussels-brexits-toughest-battleground-is-the-wto-uk-theresa-may/

Understanding the UK’s position in the WTO after Brexit (Part I – The UK’s status and its schedules) (26.09.2016): http://www.ictsd.org/opinion/understanding-the-uk

Understanding the UK’s position in the WTO after Brexit (Part II – The consequences) (26.09.2016): http://www.ictsd.org/opinion/understanding-the-uk-0

Research Resources

Consolidated GATS Schedule (EU 25): http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2012/november/tradoc_150087.pdf

Current Situation of Schedules of WTO Members: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/schedules_e/goods_schedules_table_e.htm

General guidelines and principles on scheduling commitments under the GATS: http://wtocentre.iift.ac.in/CBP/GENERAL%20PRINCIPLES%20&%20GUIDELINES%20ON%20SCHEDULING%20SERVICES%20COMMITMENTS.pdf

Guide to reading the GATS schedules of specific commitments and the list of article II (MFN) exemptions: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serv_e/guide1_e.htm

Guidelines for the scheduling of specific commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS): https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:PCdvZxex-C0J:https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serv_e/sl92.doc+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-b

Introduction on how to read specific commitments by sector: http://www.esf.be/new/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ur-specific-commitments-instructions-on-how-to-read-commitments-by-sectors.pdf

Members’ commitments: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/schedules_e/goods_schedules_e.htm

Most- Favoured-Nation Treatment Principle: Overview Of Rules: http://www.meti.go.jp/english/report/downloadfiles/gCT0212e.pdf

United Kingdom and the WTO (Membership information): https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/countries_e/united_kingdom_e.htm

Schedules of commitments and lists of Article II exemptions: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serv_e/serv_commitments_e.htm

The UK’s status in the WTO after Brexit by Lorand Bartels (23 September 2016): lorand-bartel-uk-wto-schedules-paper-september-2016

United Kingdom and the WTO: https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/countries_e/united_kingdom_e.htm

WTO TRIPS Gateway: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/trips_e/trips_e.htm

Terminology

WTO Treaties

WTO Agreement: https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/final_e.htm

WTO Legal texts: https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/legal_e.htm

GATT (1947): https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/gatt47_01_e.htm

GATT (1994): https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/06-gatt_e.htm

General Agreement on Trade in Services: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serv_e/gatsintr_e.htm

WTO – Regional trade agreements: facts and figures: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/region_e/regfac_e.htm

WTO and free trade agreements: http://dfat.gov.au/international-relations/international-organisations/wto/pages/the-world-trade-organization-wto-free-trade-agreements.aspx

WTO – Preferential trade arrangements: http://ptadb.wto.org/