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

April 18, 2017
On April 4, 2017, India notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft regulation related to ready-to-drink infant milk substitute.
April 18, 2017
On March 29, 2017, the Russian Federation notified to the WTO via G/SPS/N/RUS/111/Add.1 that “The Common Rules and Standards to Ensure Plant Quarantine....
April 17, 2017
On March 27, 2017, Japan notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) an “Outline of {a} draft amendment to the Food Labelling Standards concerning the place of origin labelling of ingredients....
April 12, 2017
On March 29, 2017, the Russian Federation notified to the WTO via G/SPS/N/RUS/102/Add.1 that “The Common Quarantine Phytosanitary Requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union" was approved....