Skip to main content
book

The WTO at Twenty

Challenges and Achievements

By World Trade Organization
WTO at TWENTY _ 9789287040633

This research explores how multilateralism in trade has worked over the past twenty years – and provides some lessons about how it can work in the future.

It describes the WTO’s achievements across a number of key areas, including: strengthening the institutional foundations of the trade system; widening its membership and increasing participation; deepening trade integration through lower barriers and stronger rules; improving transparency and policy dialogue; strengthening dispute settlement; expanding cooperation with other international organizations; and enhancing public outreach.

It concludes that the WTO has achieved much over its first twenty years but the success of the WTO has inevitably given rise to new challenges.

Related Books

Get daily updates from Brookings