In January 1995, developed the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) into the World Trade Organization (WTO), which faced the task of implementing the recently adopted Uruguay Round of international trade agreements. This case describes the evolution of the GATT and the most important issues in the Uruguay Round, negotiated, including agriculture, textiles and services. Also describes the controversy surrounding the creation of the WTO.

In January 1995, developed the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) into the World Trade Organization (WTO), which faced the task of implementing the recently adopted Uruguay Round of international trade agreements. This case describes the evolution of the GATT and the most important issues in the Uruguay Round, negotiated, including agriculture, textiles and services. Also describes the controversy surrounding the creation of the WTO.
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George C. Lodge,
Jack High
Source: Harvard Business School
17 pages.
Publication Date: Apr 11, 1995. Prod #: 795149-PDF-ENG
World Trade Organization: Toward Free Trade Area or World Bureaucracy? HBR case solution