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Preface to this Volume
(461 words)

When the previous edition of these Commentaries was published over 15 years ago, the overall sentiment towards the WTO was generally rather positive. Even though some difficulties did surface early on, when the Ministerial Conferences in Seattle and Cancun failed, the establishment of the WTO and especially its uniform and binding dispute settlement system was considered a success story. The WTO was seen as having a positive impact on the international economic development and the international …

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Wanner, Laura Luise, “Preface to this Volume”, 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 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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