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 than 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

March 9, 2020
On February 3, 2020, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the EAEU requirements for imported honeybees and the corresponding form of a unified EAEU....
February 27, 2020
On January 7, 2020, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Technical Regulation (TR) of the Customs Union “Technical Regulation on Fat and Oil Products”....
February 26, 2020
On January 21, 2020, China notified 642 maximum residue limits (MRLs) on 65 pesticides in food to the World Trade Organization SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1149.
February 25, 2020
On January 9, 2020, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the unified veterinary requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) via G/SPS/N/RUS/175.