Agriculture and rural development

Uruguay round (UR)

Uruguay round (UR)

Glossary
Uruguay round (UR)

The 8th round of multilateral trade negotiations known as the Uruguay Round, conducted within the framework of the General agreement on tariffs and trade, was launched in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in 1986. It was concluded eight years later in Marrakesh in 1994, with the signature of the final act of the Uruguay Round. This adopted a number of individual agreements and decisions, including the WTO agreement on agriculture, as well as the provisions that set up the World Trade Organisation.