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  • “Made in the World”
    The “Made in the World” initiative has been launched by the WTO to support the exchange of projects, experiences and practical approaches in measuring and analysing trade in value added.


About trade, development and the WTO

WTO at twenty
The WTO came into being on 1st January 1995, following the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. Its 20th anniversary is the occasion to explore the organizationís main achievements and activities.

Why is trade important? What can it contribute?
Open trade makes it possible for consumers to enjoy goods that are produced or manufactured in countries other than their own, giving them a wider, better and, often, less expensive choice. Open trade also benefits producers, as it provides them with wider market opportunities to sell their products.

What is the WTO?
The World Trade Organization deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. More

What is the Doha Round?
At the Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November 2001, WTO member governments agreed to start new trade negotiations. When they launched the Doha Round, ministers placed support for developing countries at its centre. More

What do countries negotiate at the WTO
Where countries have faced trade barriers and wanted them lowered, the negotiations have helped to liberalize trade. But the WTO is not just about liberalizing trade, and in some circumstances its rules support maintaining trade barriers — for example to protect consumers or prevent the spread of disease. More

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