ABSTRACT

World Trade Organization: Background and Issues [Updated June 4, 2001]   [open pdf - 79KB]

"The World Trade Organization (WTO), which was established on January 1, 1995, is the principal organization for rules governing international trade. This report provides general background on the WTO: its establishment, principles, administrative bodies, and membership. It also includes a brief discussion of policy issues pertaining to the WTO agenda, U.S. sovereignty and membership in the WTO, the congressional role in U.S. participation in the WTO, and pursuit of U.S. trade goals in the WTO compared to other options. This report will be updated periodically."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, 98-928
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Date:
2001-06-04
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Public Domain
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U.S. Dept. of State, Foreign Press Centers: http://fpc.state.gov/
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