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World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade. The WTO officially commenced on 1 January 1995 under the Marrakesh Agreement, signed by 123 nations on 15 April 1994, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , which commenced in 1948. The WTO deals with regulation of trade between participating countries by providing a framework for negotiating trade agreements and a dispute resolution process aimed at enforcing participants' adherence to WTO agreements, which are signed by representatives of member governments and ratified by their parliaments. Wikipedia*

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World Trade Organization has hosted 4 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1998 Speech. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 1999 with an average of 223 views per video. Most appearances with Bill Clinton (2). Most common tags: Economic Policy, GATT & WTO.

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    International Trade Speech

    President Clinton spoke about the importance of an expanded system of rule-based world trade. He stressed that despite political…

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    President of Cuba Fidel Castro talked at the World Trade Organization about global economic disparities. He focused on…

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    President Clinton outlined several proposals for a new global trading system. He talked about the technological revolution…

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