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PRESS/22
26 September 1995

Ruggiero inaugurates WTO information service on the Internet

The World Trade Organization (WTO), today, launched its information service on the Internet. During a brief inauguration ceremony at the UN International Computing Centre in Geneva, WTO Director-General Renato Ruggiero said: “As the youngest of all international organizations, the WTO must make itself well understood and truly accessible. Linking ourselves to millions of Internet users all over the world is an important step towards this goal.”

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The World Trade Organization (WTO), today, launched its information service on the Internet. During a brief inauguration ceremony at the UN International Computing Centre in Geneva, WTO Director-General Renato Ruggiero said: "As the youngest of all international organizations, the WTO must make itself well understood and truly accessible. Linking ourselves to millions of Internet users all over the world is an important step towards this goal."

The new WTO information service is a World Wide Web server on the Internet. Its address is: http://www.wto.org. Enquiries can be sent to the following Internet address: webmaster@wto.org.

The WTO Web pages contain an in-depth description of the organization and its activities, the latest press releases, a summary of the results of the Uruguay Round trade negotiations, trade statistics and reports on trade and environment issues. Illustrations include an organigram of the WTO and a flow-chart on the dispute-settlement process. The WTO server will be updated regularly and its information base progressively expanded.