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. 

See also

Let's Talk Trade video series
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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.

> New ICC World Trade Agenda report charts future for WTO
> ICC World Trade Agenda Conference
> Lamy hails ICC’s World Trade Agenda initiative
> Find out more



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.


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Latest news


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Trade statistics

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


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Trade monitoring

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

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Other useful links


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Links to other organizations


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Trade Dialogues Lecture Series

Trade Dialogues Lecture Series

 Trade Dialogues event, 30 May 2016

 Business leaders call for WTO to address pressing business issues

Trade Dialogues


ICC-WTO Small Business Champions

Public Forum

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