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. 

Business Advisory Group

Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 21 June 2023 announced the establishment of two advisory groups, one comprising leaders from the business community and the other bringing together prominent civil society representatives.

Business-related videos

COVID-19 and world trade

Up-to-the minute information on WTO members' response to COVID-19 and its impact on world trade.

Let's Talk Trade video series

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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.

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.

Other useful links

Links to other organizations

In a 2013 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.


A series of dialogues where stakeholders can air their views.

Public Forum

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