World Trade Organization (WTO)

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

World Trade Organization (WTO)

The WTO is run by its member governments. All major decisions are made by the membership as a whole, either by ministers (who usually meet at least once every two years) or by their ambassadors or delegates (who meet regularly in Geneva).


WTO launches “International Trade and Market Access” interactive tool


World Trade Organization — Latest news

World Trade Organization — Latest news

The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 3 April 2017, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
Author: WTO
Posted: April 3, 2017, 3:00 pm
On 28 March 2017 the WTO issued the panel report in the case brought by China in “European Union – Measures Affecting Tariff Concessions on Certain Poultry Meat Products”.
Author: WTO
Posted: March 28, 2017, 4:30 pm
The WTO’s 2017 Public Forum, to be held on 26-28 September, will present an opportunity for participants to go beyond the rhetoric and examine the opportunities trade offers and the challenges it can bring.
Author: WTO
Posted: March 27, 2017, 5:00 pm
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo praised Sweden’s global leadership during his visit to Stockholm on 23-24 March 2017, where he discussed the WTO’s future work with high-level government officials and private sector representatives. During his visit, the Director-General met with King Carl XVI Gustaf, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.
Author: WTO
Posted: March 24, 2017, 5:00 pm
Author: WTO
Posted: March 23, 2017, 5:00 pm
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo discussed how trade and the WTO could help drive Finland’s economic growth during his visit to Helsinki on 22-23 March 2017. The Director-General’s visit took place as Finland marks the centenary of its independence in 2017. During his visit, the Director-General met with Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, Minister for Development and Foreign Trade Kai Mykkänen and leaders of the Finnish private sector.
Author: WTO
Posted: March 23, 2017, 5:00 pm
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed on 21 March to the establishment of two new dispute panels: one to review a complaint filed by India regarding certain measures at the state level in the United States to promote renewable energy; and the second to review Ukraine’s complaint regarding restrictions on goods in transit through the Russian Federation.
Author: WTO
Posted: March 21, 2017, 5:00 pm