Iranian Membership in the World Trade Organization: An Unclear Future

  title={Iranian Membership in the World Trade Organization: An Unclear Future},
  author={Danial Arjomandy},
  journal={Iranian Studies},
  pages={933 - 950}
Iran is the largest economy that is not currently included in the World Trade Organization (WTO). This paper addresses why Iran has not yet joined the WTO and whether it is ready to join. Iran's interaction with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1948 marks the beginning of the relationship between Iran and the WTO. To determine why Iran has not yet entered the WTO, the role and penetration of powerful members of the WTO and Iran's economic position are examined. To determine… Expand
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