WTO trade topics

Information available on the WTO website, on issues handled by the WTO’s councils and committees and its trade agreements

See also:

Ministerial conferences    > General Council

> For analysis, statistics, publications and other material, go to Resources

> For official documents, legal texts, go to Documents

Negotiations, implementation and development: the Doha agenda

> Agriculture  and  agriculture negotiations
> Anti-dumping and rules negotiations
Balance of payments
> Customs valuation
> GATT and the Goods Council
> Import licensing
> Information technology products
> Market access for goods and related negotiations
> Preshipment Inspection
> Rules of origin
> Safeguards (contingency trade barriers)
> Sanitary and phytosanitary measures (food safety, animal and plant health and safety)
> Schedules of concessions on goods
> State trading enterprises
> Subsidies and countervailing measures and rules negotiations
> Tariffs
> Technical barriers to trade
> Textiles
> Trade facilitation
The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), financial services, telecommunications, etc. Includes analyses of service trade liberalization and day-to-day work on trade in services in the WTO.
> Services gateway page
> Services negotiations


Dispute settlement
> Dispute settlement gateway page
Intellectual property

The Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) and related issues in the WTO.

Intellectual property gateway page
> TRIPS and public health and dedicated webpage for notifications
> Geographical indications
> Article 27.3(b), protection for plants and animals, traditional knowledge and biodiversity
> Non-violation complaints (Article 64.2)
> Technology transfer
> Least developed countries’ priority needs


Trade monitoring
> Trade monitoring reports
> Trade policy reviews
Other topics
> Accessions (goes to “The WTO” — institutional information — section of the website) 
> Building trade capacity
Aid for Trade
> Technical assistance and training  
Integrated Framework
Standards and Trade Development
   Facility (STDF)
> Civil aircraft
> Competition policy


> Electronic commerce
> Environment
> Government procurement
> Investment and trade
> Regional trade agreements  and negotiations on RTAs