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

January 4, 2017
In calendar year (CY) 2016, the Government of India (GOI) continued to amend its Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011, for food safety, labeling, and packaging of imported products.
December 16, 2016
The report contains the text of Pakistan’s proposed Geographical Indication Protection Bill. The Bill is still a draft and will have to pass through various phases of approval before submission...
November 30, 2016
Government of India notified Draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2016 relating to vertical standards of fish and fish products to the...
November 29, 2016
On November 8, 2016, Thailand informed the World Trade Organization about a draft regulation on good practice certification and labelling requirements for packing houses of fruits and vegetables.