Direct application of the WTO agreements in Lithuanian legal system: the challenges for the development of international trade regulation framework

Gediminas Valantiejus (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The article/presentation examines the main World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements (GATT agreement (1994), the Agreements on the determination of customs value of goods and the customs origin of goods) and describes problems of the direct application of these source of law in the Republic of Lithuania from the moment of accession to the WTO (2001) and entry to the European Union (EU). The article seeks to answer the question whether these sources of law in the national legal system are recognized as the legal acts, which have the capability of direct application and can be invoked on a national level by individual persons in order to protect their legitimate rights and interests in international trade operations.
PeriodSep 25 2015
Held atSOCIN 2015: international interdisciplinary conference on social innovations "Social Innovations: theoretical and practical insights 2015"
Event typeConference
Conference numberSOCIN2015
LocationVilnius, Lithuania
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • international trade, international economics law, WTO law, WTO agreements, GATT agreement
  • Social Sciences(all)