Letting the sun shine in at the WTO: How transparency brings the trading system to life


Without transparency, trade agreements are just words on paper. Transparency as disclosure allows economic actors and trading partners to see how rules are implanted; transparency in decision-making ensures fairness and peer review. In the first section of this paper, the author discuss the logic of transparency in general and the motivation for its use in the trading system.

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Wolfe, Robert
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Updated: 2013-03-13