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

December 19, 2017
Guatemala announced that it will open World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff quotas in 2018 for 5,000 metric tons (MT) of black beans, 150,000 MT of yellow corn, 50,000 MT of white corn....
December 18, 2017
The Government of India (GOI) published draft amendments to the 2003 Plant Quarantine Order that could affect the import of certain plants and plant materials; including, North American softwoods....
October 25, 2017
Peru has published the “Warning Manual” for food labeling under the Law on the Promotion of a Healthy Diet.
August 9, 2017
On July 31, 2017, India notified amendments in tolerance limit of antibiotics and pharmacology active substances to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and invited comments from the member countries.