Protectionism: Threat to International Order

The Impact on Developing Countries, Selected Working Papers Prepared for a Commonwealth Group of Experts

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GATT Machinery for Dispute Settlement

Dispute settlement in GATT is a matter of great complexity, involving juridical questions of the nature of GATT “law”, and the nuances of customary procedures as they have grown up and continue to evolve. Brevity thus unavoidably does some violence to the nature of the subject. Within these limitations, however, it may be useful to split the subject into treaty enforcement; dispute avoidance; and dispute settlement, narrowly defined.


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