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World Trade Report

The main WTO research publication on global trade policy, with special topics, analysis, and new developments.

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International trade statistics
WTO Annual Report

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2007

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The GATT/WTO at 60: WTO World Trade Report examines six decades of multilateralism in trade

Complete report (436 pages; 3523KB)

 

DG Foreword (4 pages; 72KB)

> Executive summary and related material (33 pages; 253KB)

 

I- Recent Trade Developments and selected trends in trade

> A. Recent trends in International trade (12 pages; 143KB)

> B. Selected trade developments and issues  (20 pages; 194KB)

  

II- Six decades of multilateral trade cooperation: What have we learnt?

> A. Introduction (1 pages; 46KB)

> B. The economics and political economy of
International trade cooperation
(76 pages; 689KB)

> C. The design of international trade agreements (68 pages; 615KB)

> D. Sixty years of the multilateral trading system: Achievements and challenges (182 pages; 1521KB)

> E. Conclusion: present and future challenges (2 pages; 53KB)

 

Bibliography (23 pages; 233KB)

> Technical notes (3 pages; 71KB)

 

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2006

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WTO World Trade Report Focuses on Subsidies

Complete report (266 pages; 3387KB)

 

DG Foreword (3 pages; 337KB)

> Executive summary and related material (33 pages; 281KB)

 

I- Recent Trade Developments and selected trends in trade

> A. Recent trends in International trade (12 pages; 260KB)

> B. Selected trade developments and issues  (29 pages; 675KB)

  

II- Subsidies, Trade and the WTO

> A. Introduction (1 page; 64KB)

> B. Defining subsidies (9 pages; 131KB)

> C. The economics of subsidies (10 pages; 197KB)

> D. Some stated objectives of governments for using subsidies (44 pages; 446KB)

> E. The incidence of subsidies (81 pages; 939KB)

> F. Subsidies and the WTO (20 pages; 233KB)

 

Bibliography (12 pages; 164KB)

> Technical notes (3 pages; 83KB)

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2005

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Standards, ‘offshoring’ and air transport focus of 2005 WTR

Complete report (377 pages; 2757KB)

 

> Foreword, executive summary and related material (35 pages; 271KB)

I- Recent and selected medium-Term Trade Developments

> A. Recent trends in International trade (12 pages; 288KB)

> B. selected medium-term developments  (15 pages; 242KB)

II- Trade, standards and the WTO

> A. Introduction (2 pages; 39KB)

> B. The economics of standards and trade (44 pages; 518KB)

> C. Institutions and policy issues (53 pages; 694KB)

> D. Standards in the multilateral trading system (30 pages; 285KB)

> E. Conclusion (10 pages; 137KB)

III- Thematic essays

> A. Quantitative economics in WTO dispute settlement (41 pages; 492KB)

> B. International trade in air transport:
recent developments and policy issues
(53 pages; 437KB)

> C. Offshoring services: recent developments and prospects (37 pages; 389KB)

> Tariff profiles (26 pages; 269KB)

> Technical notes (5 pages; 77KB)

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2004

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Impact of Domestic Policies on Trade the Focus of 2004 WTR

> Complete report (276 pages; 3162KB)

 

> Foreword, executive summary and related material (26 pages; 215KB)

I- Trade and Policy Developments

> Recent Trends in International Trade and Policy Developments (23 pages; 246KB)

> Selected Issues in Trade and Trade Policy (63 pages; 1489KB)

II- Coherence

> International Trade and Macroeconomic Policy (24 pages; 224KB)

> Infrastructure in Trade and Economic Development (35 pages; 324KB)

> Market Structure, Externalities and Policy Intervention (25 pages; 271KB)

> Governance and Institutions (11 pages; 154KB)

> Policy Coherence and International Cooperation (10 pages; 97KB)

> Conclusion (1 page; 25KB)

> Annexes (50 pages; 485KB)

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2003 

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New WTO report focuses on questions of development

Complete report (262 pages; 3878KB)

  

Foreword, executive summary and related material (41 pages; 383KB)

I. Trade and trade policy developments (66 pages; 3891KB)

Appendix section I (10 pages; 111KB)

II. Trade and development

A. The role of trade and trade policy in the development process (40 pages; 428KB)

B. The Doha development agenda (78 pages; 897KB)

Appendix tables section II (26 pages; 281KB)

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