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WTO/GATT Research: Find disputes by topic, article number, etc.

This guide presents the essential sources for researching the former GATT and the current system under the Uruguay Round agreements and the World Trade Organization. NOTE: Main tabs list general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.

Start with these WTO guides.

To identify decisions on specific topics or articles of an agreement from a GATT or WTO dispute settlement body or WTO Appellate Body, start with the relevant Analytical Index below. Produced by the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO Secretariat, these two publications are guides to the interpretation and application of the agreements. Use the subject index that appears at the end of the volume or look under the article of the agreement that you are researching.

NOTE: To identify cases subsequent to the coverage of these two guides, use the tools in the next box.

More tools to find dispute decisions

Books and articles on your topic and commentaries on the WTO agreements will also cite to dispute decisions.