Skip to main content

The WTO Agreements

The Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization and its Annexes

By World Trade Organization WTO

This publication contains the text of the WTO’s founding agreement, the 1994 Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, and its annexes. In addition to the original text, it contains all amendments and additions to the Agreement since its entry into force. These include the revised Government Procurement Agreement, an amendment to the WTO’s intellectual property agreement aimed at improving developing countries’ access to medicines, and the WTO’s landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement, which entered into force in February 2017. The publication updates and replaces “The Legal Texts: The Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations”, which was first printed in 1994.

The WTO Agreements is the definitive reference for all practicing and academic trade lawyers and an essential addition to all international law libraries, students taking courses on international economic or trade law, and for economists and political researchers.

Get daily updates from Brookings