“To the Heart of the WTO” seeks to shed light on how this works,
through the experience and motivations of two very different
countries: Brazil, a large developing nation, and Norway, a small but
economically advanced state. Both have significant trade interests to
promote and are active in the WTO.
there is general awareness that the WTO provides a basis for
reconciling diverging trade interests through negotiation and
dialogue, many people do not fully understand how the organization
functions on a practical level. Moreover, there has been a need to
better illustrate the complex process undertaken by governments as
they weigh the interests of their constituents and develop their
do fishermen, farmers, industrialists, members of civil society and
trade unionists view the WTO? What do they expect from their national
representatives — ambassadors in Geneva and ministers in capitals?
They all have a view of their national priorities in the current WTO
trade negotiations, the Doha Development Agenda. Can all these
priorities be met? This video shows how the WTO works toward a result
which will benefit all its Member governments and the citizens they
: 23 minutes
: 25 Swiss francs
in English, French and Spanish, from the WTO Bookshop and through the
will soon be available to view free on the WTO website.