WTO Annual Report 2019

The 2019 Annual Report provides a comprehensive account of the WTO's activities in 2018 and early 2019. The Report begins with a message from WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and a brief overview of the past year. This is followed by in-depth accounts of the WTO's main areas of activity over the past 12 months. Spotlights highlight major WTO events and activities.

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  • Spotlight: 2018 in numbers
  • Message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo
  • Understanding the WTO
  • A brief history

A year in review

  • 2018: a snapshot
  • Our year — Trade negotiations and discussions, Implementation of WTO agreements and decisions, dispute settlement, supporting development and building trade capacity, outreach


  • Joining the WTO
  • A global membership

Trade negotiations and discussions

  • Trade Negotiations Committee
  • Joint initiatives

Implementation and monitoring

Dispute settlement

  • Dispute Settlement Body
  • Appellate Body

Supporting development and building trade capacity

  • Trade and development
  • Technical cooperation and training


Secretariat and budget

  • WTO Secretariat
  • Budget, finance and administration

How the WTO is structured



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