Level up: a history of regime-building at Gatt Club = Superando fase: historia de la formacion de un regimen en el Club del Gatt Articles uri icon

publication date

  • October 2020

start page

  • 818

end page

  • 839


  • 2


  • 12

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1989-4570


  • Almost from the weak inception of the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) in 1947, the community of trade delegates and representatives that negotiated its provisions began to carefully reinforce it, with considerable creativity. From a so-called "accidental organization", without proper institutional structure and under provisional application for decades, old-school trade diplomats, and trade lawyers subsequently, managed to progressively devise a powerful treaty-based regime and thus a critical infrastructure for international economic interdependence. The history of the GATT and now the WTO can be better understood by exploring the changing roles granted to diplomacy and law within


  • regime-building, havana charter, ito, icito, gatt, mtn rounds, world trade his-tory, trade diplomacy, wto; carta de la habana; ito; icito; gatt; rondas comerciales; historia del comercio mundial; diplomacia commercial; omc