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This index presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to the discussion of the institutional system, the basic principles and the vast variety of rules of the World Trade Organization. The founding of the World Trade Organization, and the entry into force of its rules on January 1, 1995 marked a turning point in the development of international economic relations. Following a long period of lesser significance and effectiveness of the international trade system, the WTO today can be considered the most relevant regulatory body in global economic relations.

Keywords: international economic relations; World Trade Organization



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