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The prosperity of the global economy over the past half century is due in large part to the growth of world trade, partly due to far-sighted officials who created the GATT. They have defined a number of procedures aimed at providing stability to the trading environment and thus facilitating the rapid growth of world trade. In the long term, GATT conference countries have helped to put the global economy on a solid footing and thus improve the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world. At the beginning of the GATT, the focus was on reducing tariffs and import duties to promote trade and reduce protectionism. This target has been largely achieved for industrial production over many business cycles. Tariffs on trade in industrial products were reduced from about 40% to less than 5% in the period from the creation of the GATT to the current implementation of the Uruguay Round. This process of reducing tariffs is at an early stage for agricultural and food products. The EU is working on a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental decisions negotiated by member states. The important institutions of the EU are the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, the European Court of Justice and the European Central Bank.

The European Parliament is elected every five years by EU citizens. The EU has developed an internal market through a standardised legal system that applies to all Member States. Passport controls have been abolished within the Schengen area (which includes EU and third country member states). EU policy aims to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital, to legislate in the areas of justice and home affairs and to maintain common policies in the areas of trade, agriculture, fisheries and regional development. The monetary union, the euro area, was created in 1999 and has been made up of 17 Member States since January 2012. Thanks to the common foreign and security policy, the EU has developed a limited role in external relations and defence. Permanent diplomatic representations have been established around the world. The EU is represented at the United Nations, the WTO, the G8 and the G20. As tariffs have decreased, non-tariff barriers (NTBs) have attracted increasing attention, as they are as distorting trade as flat-rate tariffs. Non-tariff barriers consist of a series of rules, standards, standards, technical issues, administrative and bureaucratic procedures and other market-related barriers faced by exporters while trying to access a given market. The WTO is trying to highlight this area through a policy of transparency and information, but also by restrictions on the use of non-tariff barriers. When the Dillon cycle went through the laborious process of collective bargaining by post, it became clear, well before the end of the cycle, that a more comprehensive approach was needed to address the emerging challenges arising from the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC) and EFTA, as well as to make Europe a major international distributor in general.

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