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dc.contributor.authorPedersen, Peter N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T12:03:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-26T12:03:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57622-
dc.description.abstractSince the conclusion of the Uruguay Round in 1994 and the creation of the WTO in 1995, the functioning of the multilateral trading system has been the focus of a considerable number of articles, proposals and debates. With the exception of a few important initiatives on transparency and decision-making, most contributions on the functioning of the WTO have been made by external observers of the WTO. However, over the past two years, an increasing number of Members have showed interest in systemic and institutional issues. This interest has to a large extent been generated by a concern about the role of the multilateral trading system in the overall international economic environment, particularly in light of the current global financial crisis. At the same time, the WTO as an institution is under considerable pressure following more than a decade of efforts to conclude the Doha Round of trade negotiations. This paper explores the possibility of establishing a Working Party on the Functioning of the WTO as a separate, deliberative process in the WTO. It seeks to outline the advantages of creating an informal forum or space for discussion among WTO Members and argues that many WTO Members appear to be ready for a broad discussion of institutional and systemic challenges facing the multilateral trading system.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWorld Trade Organization, Economic Research and Statistics Div. Genevaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWTO Staff Working Paper ERSD-2011-16en_US
dc.subject.jelF1en_US
dc.subject.jelF5en_US
dc.subject.jelF13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGATT/WTOen_US
dc.subject.keywordfunctioning of the WTOen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutional reformen_US
dc.subject.keywordsystemic reformen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wirtschaftsorganisationen_US
dc.subject.stwReformen_US
dc.titleThe case for creating a Working Party on the Functioning of the WTOen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn672646226en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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