60th anniversary of GATT

1 January 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the multilateral trading system.

On 1 January 1948 the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (the GATT) entered into force — an agreement that led ultimately to the establishment of the World Trade Organization in 1995.

The Australian Government statements made at the time of the establishment of the GATT were:

Last Updated: 18 January 2013