18 May 1998
WTO meets to mark GATT 50th anniversary

THE 50th anniversary of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) will be marked by a three-day ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation which opens in Geneva today.

GATT has metamorphosed into the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which ruled last year against the European Unions (EU) ban on hormone-treated beef. This has divided the EU on how to bring its food safety policies into line with WTO rules.

  • Financial Times 18/05/98 page 1-VIIIss (The World Trade System At 50 Survey)