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Washington DC World Trade Organization Lawyer

Terence P. Stewart, Esq.
Terence P. Stewart, Esq.
tstewart@stewartlaw.com
202.315.0765
Philip A. Butler, Esq.
Philip A. Butler, Esq.
pbutler@stewartlaw.com
202.315.0765

Stewart and Stewart

2100 M Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20037
United States

World Trade Organization

For more than 60 years (since 1947), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and its successor, the World Trade Organization (WTO), has regulated how member countries and customs territories trade with each other.  As of April, 26 2015, the United States and 160 other countries and territories are Members of the WTO with more actively involved in accession negotiations.

Nearly every company, worker, and community around the globe is affected by WTO agreements on trade in goods, trade in services, trade-related investment measures, intellectual property, and technical standards.

When the U.S. or another Member complains that a country is not complying with these agreements, a decision by the WTO dispute settlement mechanism can profoundly affect domestic laws and policies.

Also, negotiations within the WTO to expand and revise agreements can affect producers and workers in many industries (agriculture; manufacturing; services) by offering important opportunities as well as presenting risks.

Stewart and Stewart understands how the WTO works.  We can advise clients on how existing agreements, disputes, and negotiations may affect them and work with companies or workers when interests are affected by ongoing negotiations or disputes.

Stewart and Stewart has written extensively on WTO-related topics, including the four volume treatise, The GATT Uruguay Round: A Negotiating History (1986-1992) and, since 2001, has edited and updated the Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement (Brill Online).

With its WTO experience and expertise, Stewart and Stewart can give strategic advice to help clients better understand, and increase their ability to compete in, the global trading system.

 

Stewart and Stewart

2100 M Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20037
United States

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Stewart and Stewart

2100 M Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20037
United States

Law Firm Contact: Terence P. Stewart

Tel: 202.315.0765

Fax: 202.466.1286

Website: www.stewartlaw.com

Member Since: 2003

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