Our firm through our partners provides advice on establishing the legal and administrative structures necessary to comply with their obligations under the WTO agreements, as well as advice on issues relating to dispute resolution. An important component of the IAB activities is in-depth advice to individuals in government, in business, and in professional practice with respect to the WTO rules, procedures, and practices. Our advice consists consultations -- especially those relating to compliance and law reform -- the services are being provided in the individual country, as well as the specific needs and challenges faced by that country in participating effectively in the rule-oriented trading system.
Our team of experts can advise on any pitfalls and simplify the complexity of the rules surrounding international trade agreements.
More than 153 governments have signed the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, committing themselves to comply with a large body of complex rules and procedures that regulate the actions of national governments affecting international trade. A continuing work program is under way in the WTO on important topics such as competition policy. Every country expecting to gain the benefits of WTO membership will in turn be expected to comply with its obligations under the WTO agreements and to implement them effectively through changes in its domestic laws, institutions, and administrative practices. Each country will also want to take steps, when necessary, to insure compliance by other countries.