The Committee on Trade and Environment (‘regular’ CTE)

The 1994 Ministerial Decision on Trade and Environment created the WTO’s Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE), which is open to the entire WTO membership, with some international organizations as observers. The committee’s mandate is broad, and it has contributed to identifying and understanding the relationship between trade and the environment in order to promote sustainable development.

See also:
> Trade and Environment Committee “special sessions” (negotiations)
> Negotiations, implementation and development: the Doha agenda
> Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration

The CTE’s 1994 work programme


The Doha mandate


Recent discussions



List of documents of the CTE work can be found here.

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CTE documents use the code WT/CTE/* (where * takes additional values)
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  • Annual reports of the committee to the General Council (Document code varies)   > search
  • Minutes of the meetings of the CTE (Document code WT/CTE/M/*)   > search
  • List of working documents by items of the work programme (Document code WT/CTE/INF/*)   > search
  • Working documents of the CTE (Document code WT/CTE/W/*)
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