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GATT/WTO

A Research Guide


I. Introduction   II. Overviews and Analyses GATT/WTO   III. GATT/WTO Agreements and Other Legal Instruments  
IV. US Acts, Documents and Regulations Implementing WTO   V. GATT/WTO Dispute Resolution   VI. Tariff Schedules  
VII. Trade Statistics   VIII. GATT/WTO News/Periodicals   IX. Reference Resources  


I. Introduction

On January 1st, 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) came into being as the result of a series of multilateral negotiations known as the Uruguay Round (1986-1994). The WTO replaced the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade(GATT) as the chief global organization overseeing the activities, rules, and disputes of international trade.

This guide is an outline of University of Wisconsin campus and electronic sources that are integral to the research of the activities, functions, and legal instruments of the World Trade Organization and, to a lesser extent, GATT. While the emphasis here is on materials that cover the WTO and the Uruguay Round, sources that do not necessarily deal directly with the WTO but are likely to assist the researcher in finding information about or understanding some aspect of the WTO are also included.


Abbreviations Used in this Guide    
    
Agreements/ Organizations

GATT- General Agreement on Tarriffs and Trade

GATS - General Agreement on Trades and Services

IMRD- Information and Media Relations Division, World Trade Organization

SPS - (WTO Agreement on) Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

TBT - (WTO Agreement on ) Technical Barriers to Trade

TRIMS (WTO Agreement on) Trade -Related Investment Matters

TRIPS - (WTO Agreement on) Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

USITC - United States International Trade Commission

WTO - World Trade Organization  

Law Library Locations

EW - East Wing

Per - Periodicals Collection, 3rd Floor

Ref - Reference Collection, 5th Floor, West Wing

Res - Reserve, Circulation Desk, 5th Floor, South Wing

SW - South Wing

WW- West Wing  


II. Overviews and Analyses of GATT/WTO

    
A. Selected Guides and Nutshells

The WTO (WTO), http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/thewto_e.htm

An Anatomy of the World Trade Organization (Kluwer Law International) - Memorial Library Ref K /4600/A73/1997

Corporate Counsel's Guide : Laws of International Trade
(Business Laws) [1986 - ] - KF/390/B8/C67

Volume 1, Chapter 210 contains an overview of the WTO. For references to discussion of particular aspects of the WTO, see the heading "World Trade Organization" in Volume 5, Finding Aids Tab, Subject Index.

Development, Trade, and the WTO : A Handbook
(World Bank) - HF/1385/D48/2002; Reserve
HF/1385/D48/2002

Guide to the WTO and Developing Countries (Kluwer Law International) - K/3820/G35/2000
        
International Business Transactions in a Nutshell,
7th ed.(Thompson/West) - Res K/3943/W54/2004

International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell,
3rd ed. (Thompson/West) - Reserve K/3943/ F64/2004

The Political Economy of the World Trading System : The WTO and Beyond.
2nd ed. (Oxford University Press) - Memorial Library HF/1359/ H64/2001

Trading into the Future: The World Trade Organization 2nd ed. (WTO), http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/doload_e/tif.pdf

Whose Trade Organization? : A Comprehensive Guide to the WTO (New Press)- College Library
HF/1385/W347/2004; Memorial Library HF/1385/W347/2004

The World Trade Organization In Brief (WTO), http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/doload_e/inbr_e.pdf
                
B. Selected Treatises

Challenges and prospects for the WTO
(Cameron May) - K/4610/M58/2005

The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade : a Commentary (Oxford University Press) - K/4600/M388/2005

Good faith in the Jurisprudence of the WTO : The Protection of Legitimate Expectations, Good Faith Interpretation and Fair Dispute Settlement
(Hart) - K/4610 P36/2006

Guide to the WTO and GATT : Economics, Law and Politics
. (Kluwer Law International) -
K/4610/K68/2005

The Jurisprudence of GATT and the WTO : Insights on Treaty Law and Economic Relations
(Cambridge University Press) - K/4602.2 /2000a
The EU, the WTO and the NAFTA : Towards a Common Law of International trade? (Oxford University Press) - K/1004.8/E9/2000

Lawmaking Under the Trade Constitution : A Study in Legislating by the World Trade Organization
(Kluwer Law International) - K/4602.2/ 2000

Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO legal system (Oxford University Press) - K/4610/R44 2006

The Regulation of International Trade. 2nd ed. (Routledge)- K/3943 /T74/1999

Restructuring the GATT System
(Council on Foreign Relations) - K/4602.2/1990a

Sovereignty, the WTO and Changing Fundamentals of International Law
(Cambridge University Press)S - K/4610/J33/2006

Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations Under the GATT and the WTO : Procedures and Practices (Cambridge University Press) 2001 - On Order at Law Library, Ask Librarian for Status

Trade and the Developing World in the 21st Century (Transnational Publishers) - HF/1379/C37 2001
        

WTO in the Twenty-First Century : Dispute Settlement, Negotiations, and Regionalism in Asia (Cambridge University Press) - K/4610/W78/2007

World Trade Law
: the GATT-WTO System, Regional Arrangements, and U.S. Law (Lexis Law Publishing) - K/3943/B48/1998

The World Trade Organization : Constitution and Jurisprudence
(Royal Institute of International Affairs) - K4603/1994 /J33/1998

The World Trade Organization : Law, Practice, and Policy (Oxfored University Press) - K/4610 A31994/M38/2003

The World Trading System: The Uruguay Round and Beyond
(Macmillan/St. Martin's) - HF/1713/M366/1998b

The WTO and International Trade Regulation (Cameron May) - K/3943/Z9/W25/1998

The WTO as an International Organization
(University of Chicago Press) - HF/1385 /W78/1996
                                                     
III. WTO/GATT Agreements and Other Legal Instruments*
*See also Section V, Dispute Resolution Under the WTO


A. Full Text Sources
                    
Basic Instruments and Selected Documents, Supplement
(GATT) 42 v. - Ref K4603 1947 A46 B38 Suppl.; also Memorial Library Reference, CD-ROM (GATT Basic Instruments and Selected Documents); also LEXIS , INTLAW;BISD
This annual presents the principal agreements, decisions, resolutions, recommendations and reports adopted by the GATT Contracting Parties each year. Covers the entire history of GATT, 1952-1994.

"The Dunkel Draft" from the GATT Secretariat : Draft Final Act Embodying the Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, 20 December 1991, Multilateral Trade Negotiations, the Uruguay Round, Trade Negotiations Committee
(W.S. Hein) - K/4603/1986/ A3/1992
Contains a "final draft act" put out in 1991 by Arthur Dunkel, Secretary General of GATT, which covers all aspects of the Uruguay Round

Final Act Embodying the Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations
(Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President), 1994 - Res PREX 1.2: EM 1                        

GATT Digital Library


http://gatt.stanford.edu/page/home
A collaborative efforts between the WTO and Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR). Offers access to GATT documents, as well information related to the treaty. Covers 1947-1994.

Guide to GATT Law and Practice: Analytical Index (WTO) Updated 6th ed. 2v. - K/4602.2 /1995 ; Ref K4602.2 1995
Includes text, interpretation and drafting history of the GATT agreement.

Law & Practice of the World Trade Organization
, Treaties binder (Oceana Publications) 1995-1997 - K/4600/L38
Contains the full texts of the WTO Agreements, along with related ministerial decisions, declarations and understandings. Not kept up- to-date after July 1997.

Law & Practice Under the GATT
(Oceana Publications) - K/4602.2/1987
This three volume set contains GATT documents and commentaries, including discussion of the Uruguay Round. Publication ceased after 1994. Continued by Law & Practice of the World Trade Organization.

Legal Texts: The WTO Agreements
(WTO), http://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/legal_e.htm
Links to the full text of the final act of the Uruguay Round , agreements, ministerial decisions and more.

LEXIS: INTLAW;GATT Contains the full texts of the Uruguay Round agreements and other legal instruments. Check the LEXIS Directory of Online Services for currency and coverage.

The GATT Uruguay Round : A Negotiating History
, 1986-1992, vol.3, Documents (Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers) - K/4603/1987/G38 /1993

Multilateral Agreements : WTO/GATT
(Organization of American States - SICE Foreign Trade Information System), http://www.sice.oas.org/tradee.asp#WTO/GATT

WESTLAW: GATT
Contains the full texts of the Uruguay Round Agreements and other legal instruments. Check WESTLAW Database Directory for currency and coverage.

WorldTradeLaw.Net: GATT/WTO and NAFTA Decisions and Legal Instruments -
http://www.worldtradelaw.net/
A comprehensive legal research tool for WTO dispute settlement. Features include summary/analysis of all reports/arbitrations; up-to-date keyword index; and a database of dispute settlement tables/statistics. Accessible inside the UW Law School building or remotely by UW Law School students, faculty, and staff.
    
B. Status of Agreements

Status of Legal Instruments
(GATT) 1971-1993 - Ref HF/1721/C57/LEG/1
Records GATT agreements and other legal instruments, along with the date of signing and entry into force.

Status of Legal Instruments/ World Trade Organization (WTO) [1997- ] - Ref HF/1721/ C57 LEG/1 1997
Records GATT/WTO agreements and other legal instruments, along with the date of signing and entry into force. Latest update in April, 1998.

C. Guides to Agreements and the Uruguay Round

The GATT Negotiations : A Business Guide to the Results of the Uruguay Round (International Chamber of Commerce Publishing) - HF/1721/K83/1994

Guide to GATT Law and Practice : Analytical Index
(WTO) - K/4602.2 /1995
Includes text, interpretation and drafting history of GATT. Chapter entitled "Institutions and Procedure," Vol 2., beginning on page 1085, discusses the transition to the WTO.

Guide to the Uruguay Round Agreements/WTO Secretariat (Kluwer Law International) - K4603/1987/G85/1999

An Introduction to the WTO Agreements : [Trade and Development Issues and the World Trade Organisation] (Zed Books) - Memorial Library HF/1713/D33/1998
A Summary of the Final Act of the Uruguay Round (WTO ), http://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/ursum_e.htm

Trading into the Future: The World Trade Organization 2nd ed. (WTO), http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/doload_e/tif.pdf
An electronic guide to the WTO and its agreements
    
D. Treatises: Analysis and Commentary of Agreements and the Uruguay Round

The GATT Uruguay Round : A Negotiating History, 1986-1992. v. 1-2, Commentary (Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers) - K/4603/1987/G38 /1993

Implementing the Uruguay Round
(Oxford University Press) - K/4603/1987/ I49/1997

Law & Practice of the World Trade Organization
, Commentary binder (Oceana Publications) 1995-1997 - K/4600/L38
Not kept up to date after 1997.

Law & Practice Under the GATT
(Oceana Publications) - K/4602.2/1987
This three volume set offers GATT documents and commentary, including discussion of the Uruguay Round. Publication ceased after 1994. Continued by Law & Practice of the World Trade Organization.

The New Rules of Global Trade: A Guide to the World Trade Organization (Carswell) - K/4600/T46/1998

Outcome of the Uruguay Round: An Initial Assessment. Supporting Papers to the Trade and Development Report, 1994
(United Nations) - Memorial Library JY AY P 1994 IID 28 1994
This is a Memorial Library United Nations document. Ask at Reference Desk.

Reshaping the World Trading System
: A History of the Uruguay Round (WTO) 2nd ed., rev. - Memorial Library HF/1711/C76/1999

The Uruguay Round : An Assessment
(Institute for International Economics) - Memorial Library HF/1713/S38/1994

The Uruguay Round and the Dunkel Draft
(Konark Publishers in Association with India International Centre) - Memorial Library HF/1721/U84/1994

The WTO Agreements: Deficiencies, Imbalances and Required Changes
(Zed Books) - Memorial Library HF/1713/D334/1998
    
The World Trade Organization : The Multilateral Trade Framework for the 21st Century and U.S. Implementing Legislation
(American Bar Association) - K/3943/W67/1996
E. Treatises: Analysis and Commentary of Individual Agreements

For titles which focus on GATS, see section F. For TRIPS, see section G.

Law and Policy in Public Purchasing : The WTO Agreement on Government Procurement
(University of Michigan Press) - K/884/Z9/L39/1997

Role of the WTO and SPS and TBT Agreements in Harmonizing Export and Import Food Control Programmes
, 1996 - Steenbock Library Documents FAO/fiche /370323

Tentative First Steps : An Assessment of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Services
(Centre for Economic Policy Research) - Memorial Library HC/10/D545/no.1150/1995

Understanding the World Trade Organization Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
(WTO Secretariat) 1995? - K/3926/Z9/U53

Unfinished Business : Telecommunications After the Uruguay Round
(Institute for International Economics) - HE/7645/U56/1997
Ch.'s 1 and 3 deal with the WTO Telecommunications Agreement.

WTO Antidumping and Subsidy Agreements: A Practitioner's Guide to Sunset Reviews in Australia, Canada, the European Union, and the United States
(Kluwer Law International) - K/4635/S79/1998

The WTO Telecom Agreement : Engineering the Global Information Highway (Center for Strategic and International Studies : Global Information Infrastructure Commission) - Memorial Library ZA/3203/W86/1997

F. General Agreement on Trades and Services

GATS 2000 : The General Agreement on Trade in Services : Opening Markets for Services
(Office for Official Publications of the European Communities) - Memorial Library Oversize Shelving HF/1379/G368/1998

GATS 2000: New Directions in Services Trade (Center for Business and Government, Harvard University) - Memorial Library Oversize Shelving HD/9980.6 G37 2000

GATS, the General Agreement on Trade in Services : A Guide for Business (Office for Official Publications of the European Communities) - Memorial Library HF/1379/G375/1995

Guide to the GATS : An Overview of Issues for Further Liberalization of Trade in Services
( Kluwer Law International) 2001 - On Order at Memorial Library. Ask Librarian for Status

Opening Markets in Financial Services and the Role of the GATS (WTO) - HG/3881/O64/1997

Services Trade and the Uruguay Round : An Issue Overview (Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress) 1995 - Memorial Library Micro Fiche 5628 95-1169

Trade in Services : Negotiating Issues and Approaches (OECD) - Memorial Library HD/9980.6/ T73/2001

G. Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

Copyright and the GATT : An Interpretation and Legislative history of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act : 1995 Supplement to Copyright Law and Practice (Bureau of National Affairs) - KF/2994/ P345/1995

From GATT to TRIPS: The Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law) - K/1401/Z9/F76/1996

GATS 2000: New Directions in Services Trade (Center for Business and Government, Harvard University) - Memorial Library HD/9980.6/G37/2000    

International Trade Policy : A Contemporary Analysis (Routledge) - Memorial Library HF/1411/G719 1996
Chapter 8 contains an in depth discussion of TRIPS.

The TRIPS Agreement and Developing Countries, United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development
(United Nations) - Memorial Library K/1401/A35/A4/1997

The TRIPS Agreement : Drafting History and Analysis
(Sweet & Maxwell) - K/1401/ G47/1998

IV. US Acts, Documents and Regulations Implementing the WTO

    
A. Legislation

1. Uruguay Round Agreements Act, Pub.L. 103-465, 108 Stat. 4809 - Statutes at Large, Fifth floor EW, stack 27

2. US Code - Title 19, Chapter 22 codifies the Uruguay Round Trade Agreements.

United States Code (U.S.C.) (GPO) - 5 EW stack 27

United States Code Annotated (U.S.C.A.) (West Publishing Company) - 5 EW stacks 28 & 29; see also WESTLAW: FINT-USCA, which contains sections from the U.S. Code relating to International Trade.
United States Code Service
(U.S.C.S.) (Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company) - 5 EW stack 28; see also LEXIS: ITRADE;USCS, which contains title 19 of the U.S. Code.
        
3. Specialized Sources

GATT Basic Instruments and Selected Documents (CD-ROM ); Memorial Library Reference CD- Rom Station, room 262; also LEXIS: INTLAW;BISD
This annual presents the principal agreements, decisions, resolutions, recommendations and reports adopted by the GATT contracting parties each year.

International Legal Materials (American Society of International Law) [1962 -] - Per; also LEXIS: INTLAW ; ILM and WESTLAW: ILM
Contains U.S. and foreign laws related to international trade. Most current index offered by WESTLAW: ILM - INDX.

International Trade Law Reporter (Bureau of National Affairs ) [1984- ] - Ref KF/6652 /A2 /I58; also LEXIS: BNA;INTRADE and WESTLAW: BNA- ITR

Contains U.S. statutes and regulations related to international trade, along with commentary and analysis.

B. Legislative History    

For a comprehensive legislative history for Pub. L. 103-465, see CIS Congressional Universe, accessible from the law library's home page via the "Resources for Research" link. (From the CIS home page, click on "CIS Index", then "Legislative Histories By Number," and then enter the Public Law Number). (Limited to UW Law School and Law Library connections only). CIS Index is also available in print - Ref KF/149/C62.

1. Selected Legislative History, Pub L. 103-465

a. The items below are printed in the United States Code and Administrative News, 103rd Congress, Second Session, 1994, vol.6, beginning on page 3773 - Fifth floor EW, stacks 29, 30 (See also Congressional Universe, LEXIS and WESTLAW.)

House Report No. 103-826(I), House Committee on Ways and Means

House Report No. 103-826(II), House Committee on Energy and Commerce Statement of Administrative Action

b. Congressional Hearings

Draft Final Text of the Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations : Hearing before the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session, January 23, 1992
(Government Printing Office) - US Documents 1st floor WW, Y 4.W 36: 102-81

Implementation of Uruguay Round Agreements and the World Trade Organization : Hearing before the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, March 13, 1996
(Government Printing Office) - US Documents 1st floor WW, Y 4.W 36: 104-74

c. Compilations

Copyright and the GATT : An Interpretation and Legislative history of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act : 1995 Supplement to Copyright Law and Practice
(Bureau of National Affairs) - KF/2994/P345/1995

C. Regulations

1. Code of Federal Regulations (Government Printing Office) - 5EW, stack 30 Regulations related to the Uruguay Round are chiefly in titles 15 and 19. Also available on GPO Access, LEXIS, and WESTLAW.

2. Federal Register (Government Printing Office) - 5 EW, stacks 30, 31 Consult Federal Register for changes or additions since the last annual Code of Federal Regulations revision. Also available on GPO Access, LEXIS, and WESTLAW.

D. Secondary Sources

The GATT, the WTO, and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act: Understanding the Fundamental Changes (Practising Law Institute) - KF/6708/D8/G38/1995

The World Trade Organization : The Multilateral Trade Framework for the 21st Century and
U.S. Implementing Legislation
(American Bar Association)- K/3943/W67/1996
Chapter 2 presents an overview of the major issues surrounding the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

V. GATT/WTO Dispute Resolution
        

                                    

A. Panel Reports and Appellate Body Reports

The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body may authorize a panel to hear and resolve disputes between WTO members. Either party to a dispute may appeal the panel's findings before the permanent Appellate Body. The materials in this section contain the full texts of reports of the WTO panel and appellate body findings. As noted below, some sources also contain GATT dispute settlement reports.
Basic Documents of International Economic Law
(American Society of International Law) - LEXIS: INTLAW;BDIEL
Contains selected reports.

Basic Instruments and Selected Documents
(GATT) [1952-] - Ref K/4603 /1947/ A46/ B38; also Memorial Library Reference CD-ROM station room 262 (GATT Basic Instruments and Selected Documents); also LEXIS: INTLAW;BISD
This annual presents the principal agreements, decisions, resolutions, recommendations and reports adopted by the GATT contracting parties each year.

Dispute Settlement
(Organization of American States - SICE Foreign Trade Information System), http://www.sice.oas.org/disputee.asp
Provides comprehensive coverage of GATT, 1948-1994, and all WTO reports issued between 1996 and 2000.

Dispute Settlement (WTO), http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_e.htm
Provides comprehensive coverage of WTO Reports.

Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement
(Kluwer Law International) 1991-1998 - K4602.2 1991

International Economic Law Documents
(American Society of International law) - WESTLAW: IEL                
Contains selected reports.

International Legal Materials (American Society of International Law) [1962 -] - Per; also LEXIS: INTLAW;ILM and WESTLAW: ILM
Contains selected reports. WESTLAW: ILM-INDX provides a current index.

International Trade Law Reports
(Cameron May) [1997- ] - Ref K/2400/A495/ I58
Contains the full text of WTO Reports, along with legal commentary.

Law & Practice of the World Trade Organization
, Dispute Resolution Binder (Oceana Publications) - K/4600/L38
Dispute Resolution Binder 1 contains the full text of WTO Reports from 1996 and 1997. Not kept up to date after July 1997.

Law & Practice Under The GATT
(Oceana Publications) - K/4602.2/1987
Contains GATT dispute settlement panel reports and decisions. Publication ceased after 1994. Continued by Law & Practice of the World Trade Organization.

LEXIS
,:INTLAW;GTTWTO or ITRADE;GTTWTO
Contains GATT & WTO Reports. Check the LEXIS Directory of Online Services for currency and coverage.
WESTLAW: WTO-DEC
Contains GATT & WTO Reports. Check the WESTLAW Database Directory for currency and coverage.

World Trade and Arbitration Materials
(Werner Publishing Company) - Per.
Contains selected reports.

WorldTradeLaw.Net: GATT/WTO and NAFTA Decisions and Legal Instruments - http://www.worldtradelaw.net/search/searchreports.htm
Fee-based site that contains a lot of valuable free information, including WTO Appellate Body reports, panel reports, GATT panel reports and more.

B. Indexes

WTO Analytical Index (Cambridge University Press) - Ref K /4610/W76/2007
The WTO Analytical Index is the authoritative guide to the interpretation and application of findings and decisions of WTO panels, the WTO Appellate Body and other WTO Bodies.

WTO Decisions : A Comprehensive Topical Index
(Cameron May) - Res K/4610/A36/P37 (Accompanying materials at the circulation desk.)
A topical index that allows researchers to find dispute settlement decisions that have interpreted provisions of WTO agreements.

C. General Discussion and Guides

Dispute Settlement (WTO)
, http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_e.htm

Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization: Practice and Procedure. 2nd ed. (Cambridge University Press) - K/4610/P35/2004

Due Process in WTO Dispute Settlement
(Cameron May) - K/4600/D84/2001

The GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System : International Law, International Organizations, and Dispute Settlement (Kluwer Law International) -K/4600/P48/1997

A Handbook on the WTO Dispute Settlement System
(Cambridge University Press) - K/4610/ W67/2004; Memorial Library K/4610/ W67/2004

International Trade Law and the GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System (Kluwer Law International)- K/4600 /I57/1997
Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution (Oxford University Press) - K/4610/O357 2003
                                
The WTO at ten : The Contribution of the Dispute Settlement System
(Cambridge Univeristy Press) - K/4610/A8/W86/2006

WTO Dispute Settlement Dispute Settlement Understanding: A Detailed Interpretation (Kluwer Law International) - K/4610/Y36/2005

WTO Dispute Settlement : One-page Case Summaries : 1995-September 2006 (World Trade Organization) - K/4600/A52/ 2007
    
World Trade Without Barriers (
Michie Butterworth) - K/4600/S93/1995
Vol. 1 -World Trade Organization (WTO) and Dispute Resolution; Vol. 2 - Comparative Dispute Resolution, Public and Private, Ch. 12 - The World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Understanding and Dispute Resolution in the United States : A Comparison.

VI. Tariff Schedules

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (USITC) [1987 - ] - Historical Society Library US Government Publications, ITC 1.10/4; see also http://www.usitc.gov/tata/index.htm

Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb, http://dataweb.usitc.gov/

VII. Trade Statistics


A. GATT/WTO Sources

Annual Report (WTO) 1996 - HF/1371/A56; reports (1998 to present) are available online: http://www.wto.org/English/res_e/reser_e/annual_report_e.htm
Focuses on various aspects of the WTO, including trade policy, research results, activities of the organization and detail of its structure, staff and budget. Continued in part by International Trade Statistics, a companion report published in the first half of each year.
                
International Trade. Trends and Statistics (GATT) 1994-1995 - Memorial Library HF/499/C6/7521
                    
International Trade Statistics
(WTO) 2000 - Memorial Library Stacks Oversize Collection
(Ask Librarian); also http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/statis_e.htm (1998 to present).
This annual publication provides statistics on trade in merchandise and commercial services. Continues in part Annual Report/WTO. For older reports containing GATT statistics, visit MadCat, and enter “International Trade Statistics” in the title field.

World Trade Organization Annual Report : International Trade (Bernan Press) [1998-] - Memorial Library Ref CD-ROM
Library has 1998-1999.

B. Other Sources

Development Data (World Bank), http://www.worldbank.org/data/

Foreign Trade Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau), http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/foreign-trade/www         

Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb (USITC), http://dataweb.usitc.gov/

Trade and Economy: Data and Analysis(USITA), http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/industry/otea/

STAT-USA (U.S. Department of Commerce), http://www.stat-usa.gov/stat-usa.html
Contains the Globus and National Trade Bank Databases. Access to files for subscribers only. See a reference librarian.

For a list of other statistical databases on the Internet, see the “Statistics” link from Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet (Law Library Resource Xchange), http://www.llrx.com/features/trade.htm .

VIII. GATT/WTO News/Periodicals

Annual Report (WTO) 1996 - present - HF/1371/A56; the 2000 and 2001 reports and the 1998 and 1999 reports are available online.    
Focus (IMRD), http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/focus_e/focus_e.htm
Available at this web page from no. 12 August - September 1996 onwards. Also available in printfrom no.1 (Jan..-Feb. 1995) - no.52 (Mar.-Apr. 2001) at Per. Continues GATT Focus.

GATT Focus (External Relations and Information Division, GATT Secretariat) no.1 (Feb.-Mar. 1981) - no. 113 (Dec. 1994) - Memorial Library AP/G102 /A106
Memorial Library has no. 53-92 (1988), no. 94-95 (1992) and no. 97-113 (1993). Continued by Focus.

International Trade Reporter
(BNA) v.6, no.27( July 1989 ) - present - Ref KF6656.5 I58; also available from 1996 as part of BNA online, accessible from law school/law library connections only at http://library.law.wisc.edu/elecresources/databases/bna.php; also LEXIS: BNA; INTRAD; and WESTLAW,: BNA-ITR.
An excellent source for tracking developments in international trade, including the WTO..

Trade and Environment Bulletins
(WTO) [1995 -], http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/envir_e/bull_e.htm

World Trade Organization Press Release (IMRD)[1995 - ] - HF /1701/W67; Recent Releases dating back to 1995 are available at http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news_e.htm#PressReleases .

IX. Reference Resources
                    


A. Bibliographies and Research Guides

1. Sources Focusing on GATT/WTO

Bibliography of Research Supporting the Uruguay Round of the GATT (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Agriculture and Trade Analysis Division) - Steenbock Documents A 93.44: AGES 89-64

GATT ( Research Guide Series Duke University Law Library), http://www.law.duke.edu/lib/libser/publicat/researchGuides/gatt/gatt.html
Introduction to International Business Law: Legal Transactions in a Global Economy
(Oceana) - KF/390/B84/I57/1996.
See Chapter 10, "The World Trade Organization : A Bibliographic Overview of its Publications.” (See also Chapter 4, "U.S. Regulation of International Trade: A Research Guide.")


WTO and GATT Research
(New York University School of Law)
http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/wtoguide.html

The World Trade Organization : Selective Bibliography.
Updated 1999 ed. (Peace Palace Library, the Hague Academy of International Law) - Ref K/4600/A12/P43/2000

2. International Trade in General

ASIL Guide to Resources for International Law : International Economic Law (American Society of International law), http://www.asil.org/resource/iel1.htm

Bibliography of International Trade-Related Law Journal Articles
(USITC Law Library),
http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/wtoguide.html

Foreign and International Law Sources on the Internet: Annotated
(Cornell Law Library), http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/lawlibrary/guides/forin/forin.html
Use the “Search by Topic” drop-down menu at the top right-hand corner of the screen to begin searching.        

Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet (Law Library Resource Exchange), http://www.llrx.com/features/trade3.htm

International Trade Resources : A Research Guide (Garland Publications) - Ref Z7164/C8/S33/1997

Introduction to International Business Law: Legal Transactions in a Global Economy
(Oceana) - KF/390/B84/I57/1996
See Chapter 4, "U.S. Regulation of International Trade: A Research Guide," and Chapter 10, "The World Trade Organization : A Bibliographic Overview of its Publications”)
    
Researching International Economic Law
(O'Quinn Law Library University of Houston Law Center), http://www.law.uh.edu/Libraries/publications/researchguides/economic.html

Researching International Economic Law on the Internet (Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center), http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/intl/iiel/home.htm

B. Indexes

1. WTO Case Law

WTO Analytical Index (Cambridge University Press) - Ref K /4610/W76/2007The WTO Analytical Index is the authoritative guide to the interpretation and application of findings and decisions of WTO panels, the WTO Appellate Body and other WTO Bodies

2. Journal Articles

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (University of Washington Law Library) Current issues - Law Library Web site; also WESTLAW, CILP
This weekly publication is an update to Index to Legal Periodicals and Books, infra.

Current Law Index
(Information Access Company) [1980 - ] - Ref, Periodical Index Tables
See also Legal Resource Index.    

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (American Association of Law Libraries) [1960 - ] - Ref, Stack 34; Law Library Web site [1985-] ; also WESTLAW: IFLP

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
(H.W. Wilson)[1908 - ] Ref, Periodical Index Tables; Law Library Web site [August 1981- ] ; also LEXIS: LAWREV; ILP; and WESTLA,: ILP

Legal Resource Indty ex
[1980- ] (Information Access Company) - LEXIS, LAWREV; LGNIND; also WESTLAW, LRI                    
An expanded version of Current Law Index.    

Subscription Services
SmartCILP (Current Index to Legal Periodicals)
SmartCILP is an email delivery service from the Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP). SmartCILP provides subscribers with a weekly message with citations to articles which focus on those subjects in those journals selected by the user. The University of Wisconsin Law Library's contract extends only to University of Wisconsin Law School faculty and staff. To register and receive a password, go to: http://depts.washington.edu/scilp/scilp3.cgi


C. Directories

World Trade Annual (Walker) - Memorial Library HF53 W6
Latest edition in Reference Stacks, Rm. 262. Library has 1963-1966 and 1972-2004.

D. Dictionaries                

1. GATT/WTO

Trilingual Glossary : For the Use of WTO Translators . 2nd ed. 2v. (WTO) - Ref HF/1373/T75/1997

2. International Trade in General

The Dictionary of International Business Terms (Glenlake Publishing Company) - Memorial Library Ref HD/62.4 /S524/1998

Dictionary of International Trade
(J. Wiley) - Memorial Library Ref HF/1373/ R67/1994; also Business Library HF/1373/R67/1994

Dictionary of International Trade : 4,071 International Trade, Economic, Banking, Legal & Shipping terms
(World Trade Press) - Ref HF/1373/ D53/1994

The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of International Trade and Finance
(McGraw-Hill) - Memorial Library Ref HF/1373/G57/1994

X. Other Useful Web Sites

These sites contain documents, news and other publications relating to the WTO and international trade.

Documents Online,
http://docsonline.wto.org
Official Records of WTO Bodies and Committees, documents related to Dispute Settlement, Legal Texts and Agreements, Background Papers, and more .

International Monetary Fund, http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm

The Third WTO Ministerial Conference
, http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min99_e/min99_e.htm

Trade and Development on the WTO Web Site (WTO), http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/devel_e/devel_e.htm
Provides access to information on the WTO's work on trade and development issues.
    
U.S. Trade Representative
, http://www.ustr.gov/         

The WTO Online Book Shop
(WTO),
http://onlinebookshop.wto.org/shop/?lang=EN
A comprehensive source of information about WTO publications, many of which can be downloaded for free.

WTOWatch: Global Information Center on Trade and Sustainable Development,
http://www.wtowatch.org/
News, facts and analytical articles, much of which is written from a critical perspective, on the WTO, trade and development.

The World Bank Group, http://www.worldbank.org/

World Trade Organization
, http://www.wto.org
See especially WTO News and WTO Official Documents.        



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