Documents and resources

“Documents and resources” provides access to the official documents of the WTO's councils and committees as well as to a range of other resources, such as trade statistics, economic research, WTO publications, videos, audio and photos. Here you can also find the “legal texts” — the body of WTO agreements that collectively form the legal framework of the WTO.


> GATT documents

Documents Online

Detailed information about the WTO's work is published in the official documents of the WTO's councils, committees, working groups etc. These are made available through the Documents Online database.

> Documents Online
> Documents Online search facility
> Documents for meetings
> Browse recent and frequently consulted documents

Many pages on the WTO website also contain preconfigured searches that allow you to retrieve lists of relevant documents from Documents Online and to select and download the documents of interest to you.


Legal texts of the WTO agreements

The WTO agreements are the founding charter of the organization and the basis for everything the WTO does.

> The legal texts



Economic research, analysis





Photo galleries


RSS news feeds

WTO distance learning

The WTO offers a number of interactive training modules on WTO subjects. Each module is built on course material developed by WTO experts and includes a number of interactive tests to assess the user's progress.


WTO library

With nearly 40,000 monographs, more than 1,000 periodicals, and over 800 current yearbooks, the Library is the depository of GATT/WTO official documents and publications dating back to the Havana Charter, and has a comprehensive collection of national statistics from Member and non-Member countries.

Please note that some features of this system are designed for use by WTO staff and are only accessible to those within the WTO network.


WTO Terminology Database (opens a new window)

WTOTERM is the database for translators where you can find the terminology of the organisation in its three official languages. WTOTERM currently contains more than 10,000 terms and is updated regularly.  



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