World trade report 2007: six decades of multilateral trade cooperation - what have we learnt?

The report looks at the circumstances in which the GATT was born and goes on to explain why governments believe it is in their interests to cooperate on trade matters. This is followed by a discussion of how the GATT/WTO as an institution can foster greater international cooperation. Finally, the report reviews what the multilateral trading system has achieved in six decades and what remains to be done.