The Legal Texts : The Results Of The Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations


This volume contains the texts of each of the agreements reached at the conclusion of the Uruguay Round in December 1993. It also contains the related decisions taken at the same time and those taken later at the Ministerial Meeting in Marrakesh in April 1994.

The Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (the WTO Agreement) were signed at the Marrakesh Ministerial Meeting. In addition, some delegations signed one or more of the four plurilateral agreements referred to in Annex 4 of the WTO Agreement.

Not included in this volume are the extensive schedules of tariff concessions and services commitments which form an integral part of the World Trade Organization Agreement. These Schedules as well as the two plurilateral agreements (1) are available separately.

The WTO Agreement includes the "General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994". This instrument, known as "GATT 1994", is based upon the text of the original General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade referred to as "GATT 1947". The text of "GATT 1947" as subsequently amended by decision of the GATT CONTRACTING PARTIES is included for reference at the end of this volume.