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However, their most important achievement at that time was seen as the adoption of Part IV of the GATT, which freed them from reciprocal reciprocity with industrialized countries in trade negotiations. In the view of many developing countries, this was a direct result of UNCTAD I`s call for a better trade deal for them. The WTO was created in 1995 as a successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), created after the Second World War. The WTO agreements that are important for food protection measures are the Agreements on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures 2 and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). The SPS and TBT agreements complement each other, both of which provide the general legal basis for other legally binding international agreements and instruments to be adopted on a voluntary basis, such as the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (Karnicki, 1996). The SPS Agreement includes: relevant laws, decrees and regulations; testing, inspection, certification and authorisation procedures; and packaging and labelling requirements directly related to food safety. On the other hand, the OBT agreement covers issues such as all technical rules relating to traditional quality factors, fraudulent practices, packaging and labelling. Gatt entered into force on 1 January 1948. Since that beginning, it has been refined, which eventually led to the creation, on 1 January 1995, of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which registered and expanded it. At that time, 125 nations were signatories to their agreements, which covered about 90% of world trade.

The Kennedy Round was held from 1962 to 1967. $40 billion in tariffs have been eliminated or reduced. The Uruguay Round of agriculture remains the most important agreement in the history of trade negotiations to liberalize trade in agricultural products. The objective of the agreement was to improve market access for agricultural products, reduce domestic support for agriculture in the form of price-distorting subsidies and quotas, remove export subsidies for agricultural products over time and harmonise sanitary and phytosanitary measures between Member States as much as possible. A total of 23 countries signed the GATT Agreement on 30 October 1947, paving the way for its entry into force on 30 June 1948. This claim served as the basis for the so-called « Malthouse compromise » between the party`s conservative groups on how to replace the withdrawal agreement. [26] However, this plan was rejected by Parliament. [27] The claim that Article 24 could be used was also echoed by Boris Johnson during his 2019 campaign for the leadership of the Conservative Party. . .


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