, particularly in the settling of disputes and in enforcement
procedures. Moreover, the Uruguay Round was the first agreement to
cover agriculture, textiles, intellectual property rights and certain services
(even though some, such as telecommunications, shipping and audiovisual and financial services, were left out for want of an agreement). In
this, the treaty went far beyond traditional issues of tariffs, quotas,
dumping and countervailing duties, and into the traditionally domestic
affairs of participating countries, such as competitionlaws and investment conditions.