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 12, 2019
On June 14, 2019, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) via G/SPS/N/RUS/162 of draft amendments to the unified Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) veterinary certificate....
July 12, 2019
On June 28, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery (MAFF) published a draft guideline on the Specific Information Disclosure Procedures of Living Organisms Obtained....
July 10, 2019
On June 27, 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published a draft of the Handling Procedure of Foods and Food Additives Derived from Genome Editing Technology....
July 10, 2019
On June 17, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the maximum residue levels (MRL) for the veterinary drug, Fluralaner, via G/SPS/N/JPN/656.