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The Advantages Of Wto Commercial System


  • Alina HAGIU

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Pitesti, Romania)

  • Marinela BARBULESCU

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Pitesti, Romania)

  • Victoria-Mihaela BRINZEA

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Pitesti, Romania)


The WTO was created in 1995 with the propose to encourage and regulate trade between its member states. The primary objective of the WTO was and still is to create economic growth and encourage free trade among nations. This aspect was disputed between specialists: some say that the WTO creates economic opportunities and that its positive impact extends beyond just economic benefits by creating an international framework of political stability, offering a solid foundation for promoting international peace by encouraging good political relations among member nations and providing a solid dispute resolution process, while others say it is disfavors lower class citizens, limiting their opportunities for social and economic mobility, is only widening the global income gap between the wealthy and poor: as the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and it favors prosperous countries and multinational corporations, while preventing smaller and poorer countries from having a fair shot of engaging in open market trades and exchanges. In this paper we will stop only to emphasize the advantages of the WTO commercial system, following that in a future work to approach also the disadvantages of this commercial system.

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  • Alina HAGIU & Marinela BARBULESCU & Victoria-Mihaela BRINZEA, 2014. "The Advantages Of Wto Commercial System," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 13(2), pages 78-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:pts:journl:y:2014:i:2:p:78-86

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    1. Subramanian, Arvind & Wei, Shang-Jin, 2007. "The WTO promotes trade, strongly but unevenly," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 72(1), pages 151-175, May.
    2. Goldstein, Judith L. & Rivers, Douglas & Tomz, Michael, 2007. "Institutions in International Relations: Understanding the Effects of the GATT and the WTO on World Trade," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 61(01), pages 37-67, January.
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    trade; trade policy; agreements; international organizations; negotiations.;

    JEL classification:

    • F53 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations
    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations


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