World Trade Organization (WTO)

Business / Taxes / World Trade Organization (WTO): The WTO was formed in 1995 to enforce the regulations established by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and several other international trade agreements. Composed of representatives from 150 nations and observers from additional nations, it regulates international trade with the goal of helping it to flow as smoothly and freely as possible. Advocates praise the WTO for helping to create an increasingly global economy and bringing prosperity to developing nations through increased trade. Critics, however, assert that industrialized nations such the US, Canada, and the countries of the European Union have used the WTO to open trade with developing nations while disregarding these nations’ environmental and labor-related practices.

Other Words for Organization

Organization Noun Synonyms: structure, pattern, configuration, design, plan, scheme, order, system, organism, composition, arrangement, constitution, make-up, grouping, framework, format, form, shape
Organization Adjective Synonyms: organizing, structuring, assembling, assembly, putting together, coordination, systematizing, systematization, classifying, classification, categorizing, categorization, codifying, codification
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Other Words for Trade

Trade Adjective Synonyms: commerce, business, traffic, exchange, barter, dealing(s), buying and selling, merchandising, marketing, mercantilism, truck
Trade Noun Synonyms: exchange, swap or swop, interchange, switch, barter, return
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Other Words for World

World Noun Synonyms: earth, planet, sphere, globe, Terra, universe, cosmos, existence, creation, life
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United States Trade Representative (USTR)

Business / Agriculture / United States Trade Representative (USTR): The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, originally Office of the Special Trade Representative (STR), is responsible for developing and coordinating international trade, commodity, and direct inve MORE

General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade (GATT)

Business / Agriculture / General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade (GATT): An agreement originally negotiated in Geneva, Switzerland in 1947 to increase international trade by reducing tariffs and nontariff trade barriers. The agreement provides a code of conduct for interna MORE

Specialty Health Maintenance Organization (Specialty HMO)

Health / Health Insurance / Specialty Health Maintenance Organization (Specialty HMO): An organization that uses an HMO model to provide healthcare services in a subset or single specialty of medical care. MORE

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