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Trade Policy - International Trade Organizations

Is the WTO over? Mega-regional/plurilateral free trade negotiations: perspectives of multilateralism in trade

Since WWII a very dynamic expansion of international trade has taken place – it is especially true for the period since the early 1980s. Many says that world trade has never been so free as nowadays, and 161 countries are taking place in multilateral trade talks under the umbrella of WTO. Nonetheless, recent two decades of WTO is far from being a success story – none of the WTO trade Rounds have been completed successfully: the Millennium Round had not even started in 1999, and the Doha Round (launched in November 2001) was officially suspended in the year 2006.

Issues of trade integration between EU, CIS and Russia: influences of multilateral trade in agricultural commodities

Trade with agricultural products in last decades becomes more and more internationalized and globalized. A global trading system is now both freer and fairer than ever before and this will boost global prosperity and can make a significant contribution to the global economic development. Favorable conditions for development of international trade with agricultural products are caused by the trade liberalization, development of trade unions and free trade areas all over the world.