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WTO Working Papers

WTO working papers usually represent research in progress. Such research may be conducted in the preparation of WTO Secretariat reports, studies or other material for WTO members. The papers are circulated for comment because the WTO considers critical review of professional research to be extremely important.

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The Role of WTO Committees through the Lens of Specific Trade Concerns Raised in the TBT Committee

In this paper we provide some evidence of the common claim that STCs improve transparency and monitoring as well as help mitigate trade conflicts.

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Keywords: WTO reform, Dispute Settlement, Monitoring, Transparency, Value of WTO, Good Governance, Negotiations
JEL: F55: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Institutional Arrangements; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations; F53: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations; F02: International Economics / General / International Economic Order and Integration
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