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date: 23 October 2019

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This article considers the World Trade Organization (WTO) as an international organization within the global system. It discusses the inter-relationship between the WTO and other international institutions including other trading regimes, such as customs unions and free trade areas, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The article outlines the broader role of the WTO as a participant in the application and development of international law. It discusses whether the WTO can be viewed as something more than an international organization. This article concludes with the particular significance of the WTO. It will remain an organization whose institutional success rests on the development of a unique dispute settlement process incorporating appellate functions that previously have existed only domestically within States or amongst a more confined regional grouping as an international institution in its dispute settlement system.

Keywords: World Trade Organization, international system, non-governmental organizations, dispute settlement, appellate functions

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