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INTRODUCTION The World Trade Organization WTO is the sole international organization dealing with multilaterally agreed rules on trade among its member countries Through WTO agreement which spell out rights and obligations member countries operate a nondiscriminatory multilateral trading system that has allowed world trade to grow The goal is to help producers of goods and services and exporters and importers conduct their business in a manner that ensures predictability and stability World Trade Organization 2001 This paper is intended to provide an understanding of the WTO system and its implications to government policies and international business It is hoped that the business community will take a keen interest on WTO issues and reap the benefits from the rules and disciplines as well as the market access opportunities created under the WTO World Trade Organization 2001 2 WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION WTO 21 The Origin Role and Functions of the WTO The WTO was established on 1 January 1995 The WTOs headquarters are in Geneva Switzerland It currently has 144 members The WTO replaced the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GATT following the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations in 1994 The WTO is an international organization that administers multilateral agreements pertaining to trade in goods GATT trade in services GATS and trade related aspects of intellectual property rights TRIPs Hoekman Kostecki 1995 The supreme body of the WTO is the Ministerial Conference which is held at least once in every two years It comprises representatives of all members and functions to oversee the implementation of members obligations as well as to negotiate new agreements The day-to-day business of the WTO is conducted under the supervision of the General Council GC which comprises representatives of all members to the WTO who are usually of Ambassadorial level or equivalent The GC has the authority to act on behalf of the Ministerial Conference and oversees the operations of agreements
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