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 23, 2018
On March 15, 2018, Japan notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it will apply the organic Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) to foods that contain ingredients of animal origin....
April 23, 2018
India has invited the World Trade Organization (WTO) members to provide comments on their draft notification related to health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use....
April 23, 2018
India notified its 2018 draft labeling and display regulations and invited comments from the World Trade Organization (WTO) members.
April 20, 2018
On March 23, 2018, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Unified EAEU Phytosanitary Requirements via G/SPS/N/RUS/148.