these IGOs is mandated in WTO legal texts:
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The desire of WTO member countries for greater
coherence in global economic policy-making through closer cooperation
between the WTO, World Bank and IMF is expressed in a number of
Agreements, Ministerial Declarations and Decisions:
General Council decision, November 1996, “Agreements
between the WTO, IMF and World Bank”
“Agreement establishing the WTO
from the Uruguay Round Final Act” Browse or download from the
Legal texts gateway. See
Summary of the “Decision on achieving greater coherence in global
economic policy-making” from the Uruguay Round Final Act.
“Declaration on the Contribution of the World Trade Organization
to Achieving Greater Coherence in Global Economic Policymaking”,
from the Uruguay Round Final Act. Browse or download on the
legal texts gateway.
“Declaration on the Relationship of the World Trade Organization
with the International Monetary Fund”, from the Uruguay Round Final
Act. Browse or download on the
legal texts gateway.
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Cooperation between these organizations and the WTO is specifically
mandated in WTO agreements, ministerial declarations or decisions, or
General Council decisions
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The WTO also has working relations with many other organizations.
are listed according to the Secretariat divisions that work with them.
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Food safety, animal and plant health (SPS)
SPS section of the WTO website: The SPS Agreement refers
to the international standards of the “three sisters” — Codex
Alimentarius (for food), the World Organization for Animal Health, and
International Plant Protection Convention — and the SPS Committee
works closely with them.
Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF): a joint initiative of the World Trade
Organization, World Health Organization, World Bank, World
Organization for Animal Health, and Food and Agriculture Organization
with observer status in the WTO SPS Committee
Organizations with which the WTO Agriculture and Commodities division
has a working relationship
Research and Statistics
gateway: participation of NGOs in WTO Ministerials and Public
symposium, and documents submitted to WTO by NGOs.