Analytical index (GATT)


This publication provides a guide to the interpretation and application of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, drawn from official documentary sources of the GATT. The material is arranged in forty-three chapters covering:

Except where otherwise indicated, this edition has been updated to 1 January 1995, the date of entry into force of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. A new section in the chapter on Institutions and Procedure summarizes the decisions taken by the Preparatory Committee for the WTO and the CONTRACTING PARTIES to the GATT regarding the transition from the GATT to the WTO.

Each chapter is structured in four sections: the text of the relevant GATT provisions, the application and interpretation of those provisions, the drafting history, and relevant documents.