Environmental Database

The WTO's environmental database (EDB) contains all environment-related notifications submitted by WTO members as well as environmental measures and policies mentioned in the Trade Policy Reviews (TPRs) of WTO members. The database is updated on an annual basis.

EDB Disclaimer

The environmental database has been prepared under the WTO Secretariat's own responsibility and is without prejudice to the positions of WTO members or to their rights and obligations under the WTO.


Environment-related notifications

The environmental database consists of two parts since 2009: (i) a report presenting an overall analysis of environment-related notifications and environmental measures mentioned in TPRs; and (ii) an Excel table providing the underlying data used for the analysis.

The Excel table allows the data to be sorted by WTO agreement, WTO member, type of measure, product or environmental objective and for relevant tables and graphs to be generated.


Year Report Excel table
2016 WT/CTE/EDB/16 Table
2015 WT/CTE/EDB/15 Table
2014 WT/CTE/EDB/14 Table
2013 WT/CTE/EDB/13 Table
2012 WT/CTE/EDB/12 Table
2011 WT/CTE/EDB/11 Table
2010 WT/CTE/EDB/10 Table
2009 WT/CTE/EDB/9 Table
2008 WT/CTE/EDB/8
2007 WT/CTE/EDB/7
2006 WT/CTE/EDB/6
2005 WT/CTE/EDB/5
2004 WT/CTE/EDB/4
2003 WT/CTE/EDB/3
2002 WT/CTE/EDB/2
2001 WT/CTE/EDB/1
2000 WT/CTE/W/195
1999 WT/CTE/W/143
1998 WT/CTE/W/118
1997 WT/CTE/W/77
1996 WT/CTE/W/46
1995 WT/CTE/W/28

The database is regularly updated. A consolidated version of the EDB covering the period 2009 — 2016 is available for environment-related notifications and measures mentioned in TPRs.


To improve the transparency of WTO's members' trade measures, members are required to report their measures in the form of notifications to the relevant WTO body.

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Trade Policy Reviews (TPR)

The WTO conducts regular reviews of members' trade policies. For each review, two documents are prepared: a policy statement by the government and a detailed report written independently by the WTO Secretariat.

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EDB User's Guidelines

The electronic database allows users to search according to specific criteria - for instance, by member, agreement, type of measure, product, activity, or environmental objective.

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