World Trade Statistical Review 2017 provides a detailed analysis of the latest developments in world trade, focusing on the most recent trends in goods and services trade and the participation of developing economies in world trade. The publication also looks ahead to future developments. The analytical chapters are complemented by a statistical appendix, which contains over sixty tables providing detailed data on trade by region and sector. The publication serves as an invaluable reference tool for researchers, policymakers, and anyone interested in international trade.
|Publisher:||Brookings Institution Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 11.75(h) x (d)|
About the Author
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was created in 1947 and operated almost five decades on a provisional basis until 1995 when the WTO was established. Its goal is to improve the welfare of peoples of its member countries, specifically by lowering trade barriers and providing a platform for the negotiation of trade. The organization deals with the rules of trade between nations at a global or near global level; it is responsible for negotiating and implementing new trade agreements and charged with policing Member Countries' adherence to all WTO agreements. In 2007 there were 150 Member States.