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World Trade Organization (WTO)

World Trade Organisation Feature LogoThe World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations. These documents provide the legal ground rules for international commerce. The WTO currently has 153 members accounting for almost 95% of world trade. The WTO produces a wide range of publications, focusing on various aspects of its activities and analysing the latest developments in world trade.

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International Trade Statistics 2012

International Trade Statistics 2012 offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in world trade, covering the details of merchandise trade by product and trade in commercial services by category. ...more

Trade Profiles 2012

This publication provides a country-by-country breakdown of trade flows and trade policy measures for WTO members and countries seeking to join the WTO. With information provided ...more

World Trade Report 2012: Trade and Public Policies: A Closer Look at Non-Tariff Measures in the 21st Century

The World Trade Report is an annual publication that aims to deepen understanding about trends in trade, trade policy issues and the multilateral trading system....more

World Trade Organization Annual Report 2012

The 2012 Annual Report is broken down into two main sections. The first section is a brief, easy to understand summary of the organisation and a review of performance on 2011. The second section provides a more detailed description of the business and development, this will provide the reader with more in-depth knowledge. ...more

International Trade Statistics 2011

'International Trade Statistics 2011' is the number one source for data on world trade. Detailed tables provide comprehensive statistics on the world's leading exporters and importers, with information broken down by region and by country. Trade statistics are also provided by product and by commercial services....more

World Tariff Profiles 2011

'World Tariff Profiles 2011' provides invaluable information on market access. The listing of the tariffs imposed by each WTO member on its imports is complemented with an analysis of the market access conditions it faces in its major export markets....more

Trade Profiles 2011

'Trade Profiles 2011' provides a country-by-country breakdown of trade flows and trade policy measures for WTO members and countries seeking to join the WTO. With information provided in a standardized format for each country, this publication is an invaluable quick reference tool for anyone looking for essential trade statistics....more