The fifth cycle was held again in Geneva and lasted from 1960 to 1962. The discussions were named after U.S. Treasury Secretary and former Undersecretary of State Douglas Dillon, who first proposed the talks. Twenty-six countries participated in the cycle. In addition to reducing tariffs by more than $4.9 billion, it has also led to discussions on the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC). The Uruguay cycle began in 1986. It was the most ambitious cycle to date that hoped to extend GATT`s jurisdiction to important new areas such as services, capital, intellectual property, textiles and agriculture. 123 countries participated in the cycle. The Uruguay Round was also the first round of multilateral trade negotiations in which developing countries played an active role.  GATT continues to live as the basis of the WTO.
The 1947 agreement itself no longer exists, but its provisions were incorporated into the 1994 GATT agreement. Trade agreements should thus continue to operate during the wto`s implementation. That is why the 1994 GATT is an integral part of the WTO agreement. APEC is a forum for 21 peripheral Pacific countries that want to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. WTO membership, 2005: GATT was replaced by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995. This map shows WTO membership in 2005. DECISIONS of WTO bodies on the GATT agreement are contained in the WTO`s Analytical Index Guide to Legislation and Practice In addition, countries could restrict trade for reasons of national security. These include patent protection, copyright and public morality. In preparation for the GATT, the 23 signatory countries negotiated among themselves the removal of certain tariffs and other trade barriers. Canada has negotiated bilaterally with seven of the countries.
His discussions with the United States were the most important that took place at that time. Canada had negotiated trade agreements with the United States in 1935 and 1938, but after signing the GATT, the two nations became the fundamental agreement governing trade relations between them and succeeded the 1938 agreement (see Canada-U.S. economic relations). The GATT rules provide that each Member State grants all members the same powers and other trade measures it grants to the most favoured nation (MFN) with which it negotiates. This is called the MFN principle and it was put in place to eliminate commercial discrimination. Since then, there has been a dispute over whether this symbolic gesture was a victory for it or whether it was excluded in the future from meaningful participation in the multilateral trading system. On the other hand, there is no doubt that the three-year extension of the international cotton textile trade agreement, which has become a multi-net agreement, has had the effect of hampering developing countries` export opportunities in the longer term. In general, GATT has prohibited some degree of control over an international agreement based on quantitative restrictions on imports and export subsidies, but exemptions have been allowed in certain circumstances.
The two main exceptions for Canada were macro-financial assistance and agricultural regimes. These latter products have been excluded from the GATT trade liberalization framework, mainly due to the insistence of the United States. Canada and other major exporters of agricultural products have strongly opposed the absence (see agriculture and food). Canada also opposed the special waiver that the United States received in 1955 to limit imports of dairy products when it did not have national controls on production. Subsequently, after many controversies, Germany and Switzerland obtained other exceptions to limit agricultural imports. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization created on 22 July 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference and established on 27 December 1945, when 29 countries signed the F