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

July 5, 2017
Hong Kong intends to strengthen its metallic contamination control in food by amending its obsolete Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations which was last updated in 1983.
July 5, 2017
Thirty five U.S. exhibitors showcased 255 new products at Hong Kong’s leading food and beverage trade show, establishing over 500 serious contacts, reporting on-site sales of $1.56 million....
May 22, 2017
On May 4, 2017, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India notified WTO members of the draft Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017.
May 12, 2017
India has invited World Trade Organization (WTO) member states to provide comments on its recently published notification amending the additive list in Appendix A....