World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an independent international organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, that sets and maintains the rules of global trade. Representatives from more 159 member countries use the WTO framework to negotiate trade agreements, adjudicate trade disputes and review national trade policies. By having a standard set of consistent and enforceable ground rules, international trade can prosper without facing barriers such as excessive tariffs, unfair regulations and other obstacles. Countries participating in this freer global trade environment help expand the world economy and increase their own citizens’ level of prosperity.

Data & Analysis

August 19, 2016
The Government of India (GOI) notified Draft Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) (Eighth Amendment) Order, 2016 to the WTO for comments on July 7...
August 19, 2016
On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) announced changes to the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for 10 agrochemicals...
August 12, 2016
Kazakhstan notified the WTO on July 11, 2016 of recent amendments to their veterinary regulations, including measures to be taken when Bovine Leukosis is found in imported cattle.
July 27, 2016
On July 13, 2016, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft requirements for imported canine genetics via G/SPS/N/RUS/127 and the corresponding form of a unified EAEU veterinary...