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Preface to the Series
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The establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, was a watershed moment in the development of the multilateral trading system as a rules-based system. The rules of the WTO Agreement and not least the reports handed down in the WTO’s dispute settlement proceedings clarifying those rules have provided increased security and predictability for the multilateral trading system to the benefit of Members, traders and consumers. The WTO’s extensive rulebook has been applied and interpret…

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Stoll, Peter-Tobias and Hestermeyer, Holger P., “Preface to the Series”, 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: 2022

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