This exemption does not affect solutions relating to specific aspects of the legislation subject to this waiver, negotiated in the framework of sectoral agreements or other bodies. However, the dispute resolution system cannot be used to resolve trade disputes arising from political differences. When Qatar called for the creation of a body on the measures imposed by the United Arab Emirates, other GCC countries and the United States immediately rejected their request as a political issue and declared that national security issues were political and unsuitable for the WTO system.  The WTO dispute settlement system “is the result of changes in rules, procedures and practices that developed over nearly half a century under the 1947 GATT.”  In 1994, WTO members agreed to the Agreement on Dispute Settlement Rules and Procedures (DSU), attached to the final act signed in Marrakech in 1994.  Dispute settlement is seen by the WTO as a central pillar of the multilateral trading system and a “unique contribution to the stability of the global economy.”  WTO members agreed that if they believe their colleagues are breaking trade rules, they will use the multilateral system to settle disputes instead of acting unilaterally.  The General Agreement on Trade in Services was created to extend the multilateral trading system to the services sector, just as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) provided for such a system for trade in goods. The agreement came into force in January 1995. THE GATT remains a WTO framework agreement for merchandise trade, updated following the Uruguay Round negotiations (distinction between the 1994 GATT, the updated GATT parts, and the 1947 GATT, the initial agreement that remains the heart of the 1994 GATT).  However, the 1994 GATT is not the only legally binding agreement contained in the final deed in Marrakech; a long list of some 60 agreements, annexes, decisions and agreements has been adopted. The agreements are divided into six main parts: the average annual trade in the last three-year period, which increased over the same period the average annual growth rate of imports, or 10%, the largest; or the parties to an interim agreement notify the Trade in Goods Council of substantial changes to the plan and timetable contained in this agreement and, upon request, the Commission reviews the amendments.
Agreement Establishing The World Trade Organization