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WTO: Agreements

WTO/GATT Agreements

Most of the WTO agreements are the result of the 1986–94 Uruguay Round negotiations. The Final Act of the Uruguay Round was signed in Marrakesh on April 15, 1994, and went into force on January 1, 1995. It contained a package of about 60 agreements, annexes, decisions, and understandings, including the Marrakesh Agreement ("WTO Agreement") establishing the WTO, the GATT 1994, the GATS, other agreements on services, and the TRIPS. The GATT 1994 incorporates by reference the GATT 1947, as amended over time, except for the 1947 Protocol on Provisional Application, and related official instruments as amended up to the effective date of the WTO agreements.


The Uruguay Round agreements

Annex 1

Annex 1A  Multilateral Agreements on Trade in Goods

Annex 1B  General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

Annex 1C  Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) (unamended version)

TRIPS Agreement (as amended on 23 January 2017)

Annex 2

Annex 3

Annex 4 Plurilateral Trade Agreements

Uruguay Round ministerial decisions and declarations

Other WTO legal texts