Uruguay Round Agreement Guide (K4603 1987 . W67 1999), published by the WTO secretariat, provides a detailed explanation of the legal importance of Uruguay`s round of negotiation agreements. GATT acted de facto as an organization, held eight roundtables on various trade issues and resolved international trade disputes. The Uruguay Round, concluded on 15 December 1993 after seven years of negotiations, resulted in an agreement between 117 countries (including the United States) to remove trade barriers and create broader and more applicable rules on world trade. The agreement resulting from this round, the final act on the outcomes of the multilateral trade negotiations of the Uruguay Round, was signed in April 1994. The Uruguay Round Agreement was approved and implemented by the US Congress in December 1994 and came into force on 1 January 1995. Pierre Pescatore et al., Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement (K4602.2. P47 1991) provides an overview of the GATT and contains texts from the agreements as well as selected and edited dispute resolution decisions. It also explains how the texts of working group reports are found and dispute resolution decisions are analysed. It is up to date until August 2000 and is no longer updated. Online documents on the WTO website contain links to WTO legal texts and official documents (including the texts of WTO agreements) as well as on GATT documents. In addition to the texts of all agreements, law and practices of the World Trade Organization (K4600. L38) contains other documents that are primarily documented, such as ministerial statements and decisions.
GATT Law and Practice Guide: Analytical Index, 6th Edition (K4602.2. The G84 1995 and on HeinOnline) contains the text of the agreement, the application and interpretation of its provisions, editorial history and other relevant documents. It is followed by the WTO Analytical Index: WTO Procedure and Practice Guide (Reference K4602.2 2012). Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu, Theories and Practices of Compliance with WTO Law (K3943 . N48 2012), this critical text analyses the WTO`s failures to comply with agreements with social science theories. Petros Mavroidis, Trade in Goods: The GATT and the Other WTO Agreements Regulating Trade in Goods, 2d ed. (TRLN Shared Print K4600 . M393 2012 and online) provides historical and economic justification for the development of the multilateral trading system, while providing an analysis of WTO jurisprudence and product trade. Basic Instruments and Certain Documents (BISD) (K4602 . B36 and HeinOnline). This annual publication is the main source of GATT documents.
It contains the text of the GATT agreements and amendments, the provisional protocol and annexes as well as other legal instruments (such as decisions, declarations, resolutions and other selected documents). The WTO considers the BIZD documents to be final. Unfortunately, it goes back several years. The agreement also created the World Trade Organization (WTO), which came into force on 1 January 1995. The WTO implements the agreement, provides a forum for negotiating additional trade barriers and the settlement of political disputes, and enforces trade rules. The WTO launched the ninth round of multilateral trade negotiations under the Doha Development Agenda (DDP or Doha Round) in 2001. The WTO website contains information on the Doha Round, including links to the texts generated by the negotiations and information on upcoming meetings. The text of the original GATT agreement, with annexes and timetables, is attached to the final act of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment.