Status of the WTO AgreementsCitation of the WTO agreementsAdditional sources of the WTO agreements & other trade agreements
GATT and early WTO documents, 1946-1997WTO documents, 1995-present
Citing the dispute settlement reportsDocuments from dispute settlements (submissions)Finding disputes by topic, article number, etc.Selected books about dispute settlement
Citation to official U.S. sourcesGovernment websites, etc.U.S. legislative history
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WTO/GATT Research   Tags: foreign & international law, international law  

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.
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    About official documents

    • Watch for cites to GATT and WTO documents as you read books and articles on your topic

    • WTO bodies issue thousands of documents each year, such as notifications, minutes and dispute settlement reports. The same was true of the GATT.
    • Unlike U.N. documents, GATT and WTO documents have never been sold or distributed to libraries in large paper collections.
    • Some documents are restricted and may later be derestricted.
    • BISD is the official compilation of documents in hardcopy, but it contains only a selected number of documents and is published several years behind the date of the documents.
    • The microfiche, the WTO website's Documents Gateway and the Stanford University Libraries GATT Digital Library contain many more documents than BISD.
    • Document symbols are explained inDocuments Online >Help >Document Nomenclature.

    • Official documents 1946-94 (selected), 1995-current
      Legal Texts (the trade agreements)
      Trade Topics: background information and documents
      Dispute Settlement: the GATT and WTO dispute reports
      Schedules of concessions for goods and services

      GATT and WTO official document sources

      "Selected" means that the source contains only selected documents for that category.



      BISD 1947-95 (selected) 1947-96 BISD 1947-95 (selected)
      Cdrom and

      GATT Digital Library: 1947-94 at Stanford Univ. Libraries 

      GATT Documents

      Documents Online 
      1985-1997, selected. 
      Browse re a particular subject area and year, or use Advanced search and type UR in the Collection field.
      Uruguay Round of negotiations
      GATT Digital Library: 1947-94 at Stanford Univ. Libraries

      GATT Documents

      Documents Online 
      1985-1997, selected. 
      Browse re a particular subject area and year, or use Advanced search and type UR in the Collection field.
      BISD 1995-
      1995-96 Documents Online 

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