World Trade Organization

World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is considered to be part of the Bretton Woods system of international economic institutions, which facilitate and regulate the global economy as a market economy. The WTO oversees a large number of agreements defining the "rules of trade" between its member states The WTO is the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and operates with the broad goal of promting free trade. In the late 1990s, the WTO became a major target of protests by the anti-globalization movement.


trade policy, capitalism, Bretton Woods, market economy, NAFTA, international treaties.

[+] Position: "Shrink or Sink" the WTO

[+] Position: The economist: the WTO may be failing to deliver freer trade.

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