Online Resources – The World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. Taken from

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Explained in One Minute


A Closer Look

An informal press guide to “WTO Speak”

WTO Organization Chart

The WTO & GATT: A Principled History – The Brookings Institution

Literature, websites, and databases concerning the WTO – NYU Law Library

WTO/GATT Resources – GWU Law Library

WTO Documents Online

An Interview with Keith Rockwell of the World Trade Organisation

Trade changes: WTO Public Forum

Trade and tariff data

Quantitative information on tariff and trade:

How to measure trade?

Dispute settlement

Resolving trade disputes is one of the WTO’s core activity. A dispute arises when a member government believes another member government is violating an agreement or a commitment that it has made in the WTO.

The panel process of WTO dispute settlement

A Force for Good?

Noam Chomsky on the WTO

Has the WTO failed poor countries?

How China, India and Brazil broke America’s grip on the WTO

The Way Forward

What’s Next for the WTO – Council on Foreign Relations

Trade backlash and the World Trade Organization – The Brookings Institution

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