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Transparency as an Element of Good Governance in the Practice of the WTO

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The evocative concept of "good governance", though a relatively young one, has recently emerged as a key concept in discourses about governance. Various intergovernmental institutions have formulated similar definitions of good governance, yet attributed to them different meanings and functions and use them for different purposes. This chapter provides an overview of relevant practice of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with regard to the interpretation and use made of "good governance", and in particular with regard to "transparency", one of its core component elements. It is not surprising that the WTO has not been very active in adopting measures aiming at the implementation of the concept of good governance, whereas its twin concept of sustainable development is explicitly referred to as an objective in the preamble to the WTO Agreement and has, as such, been invoked by the WTO Appellate Body (AB).

Keywords: good governance; intergovernmental institutions; sustainable development; transparency; World Trade Organization (WTO); WTO Appellate Body (AB)



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