WTO iLibrary

The WTO iLibrary ( brings together, for the first time, into one self-contained area all the WTO's key research material on global trade. It has been developed in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

WTO launches new iLibrary platform

WTO iLibrary contains:

  • over 400 titles published by the WTO or co-published with other international organizations, comprising almost 4,000 chapters
  • over 30 titles co-published with Cambridge University Press, comprising over 500 chapters
  • over 200 WTO working papers and comprehensive statistical data on world trade
  • every dispute settlement report issued since the WTO was established.

Enriched metadata makes the content fully searchable, meaning users can drill down easily to their specific areas of interest. All content can be fully downloaded while a "Read Online" feature allows users to read and share content on all connected devices, such as tablets or mobile phones. Content can be viewed by country, topic, year and title. A citation tool allows content to be easily integrated by its bibliographic reference.

The content is made available in a variety of digital formats, including PDF, HTML and CSV. Each publication page contains a link to the WTO's Online Bookshop for ordering printed copies.

WTO iLibrary is aimed at a variety of audiences looking for comprehensive access to the full range of WTO research on world trade, the latest data on global trade and the findings of the WTO's dispute settlement system. This makes it the perfect research tool for chambers of commerce, export/import businesses, legal firms, universities and research institutions.

WTO iLibrary will be regularly updated and expanded to incorporate new content on global trade. For questions about content, please contact

The platform works best in a modern browser, such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. For all questions related to access and subscriptions, please contact

All proceeds from WTO publications and related products support the work of the WTO.