The WTO in Brief
A starting point for
essential information about the WTO.
About the WTO Understanding the WTO’
An introduction, in
more depth, to the WTO and its agreements.
10 things the WTO can do
The world is complex. The World Trade Organization is complex. This booklet is brief, but it tries to reflect the complex and dynamic nature of trade and the WTO’s trade rules.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Established: 1 January 1995
by: Uruguay Round negotiations (1986-94)
Budget: 197 million
Swiss francs for 2013
Head: Roberto Azevêdo (Director-General)
Administering WTO trade agreements
Forum for trade negotiations
Handling trade disputes
Monitoring national trade policies
Technical assistance and training for
Cooperation with other international