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Article I WTO Agreement: Establishment of the Organization
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Article I WTO Agreement

The World Trade Organization (hereinafter referred to as “the WTO”) is hereby established.

A. The Genesis of the World Trade Organization

1     The coming into force of the WTO Agreement on 1 January 1995 represented the culmination of a development which dates back to the Bretton Woods conference in 1944.1 The institutional mechanism underpinning the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was a de facto though not de jure or…

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Wagner, Markus, “Article I WTO Agreement: Establishment of the Organization”, in: Commentaries on World Trade Law Online, Peter-Tobias Stoll and Holger Hestermeyer (General Editors); Laura Wanner, Gregory Messenger, Kiliane Huyghebaert, Jin Woo Kim, Markus Wagner, Patrick Abel, Christian Riffel (Volume Editors). Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2021

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