Business, trade and the WTO

Business, trade and the WTO have always been closely connected. The biggest beneficiary of transparent and predictable trade rules and obligations is the private sector. Without business, there would be no trade and no WTO. Business is an important interlocutor for both governments and the WTO. It is actively involved in the multilateral trading system and participates in public activities of the WTO. 



 World Trade Agenda

The World Trade Agenda initiative is a global project to engage business in providing a practical approach to reaching agreements in the WTO.

> ICC World Trade Agenda Conference
> Lamy hails ICC’s World Trade Agenda initiative
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In a recent WTO survey of the business community, over 80 per cent of businesses welcomed the idea of having a dedicated webpage with information tailored to their interests and needs. This is why this web page has been created. We hope that you find it useful.


Latest news back to top


Trade statistics back to top

The WTO's databases and publications provide extensive access to trade and tariff data.

Trade monitoring back to top

The WTO regularly publishes reports on trade developments around the world as well as on the trade policies and practices of individual WTO members.

Other useful links back to top


Links to other organizations back to top

Events back to top

A workshop organized by the Permanent Missions of the Philippines, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, the Republic of Singapore and Thailand with the International Trade Centre (ITC), 21 June, 2016

Enhancing the participation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES) in international trade

 Trade Dialogues event, 30 May 2016

 Business leaders call for WTO to address pressing business issues



 Public Forum 2016

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