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“Made in the World”
The “Made in the World” initiative has been launched by the WTO to support the exchange of projects, experiences and practical approaches in measuring and analysing trade in value added.
About trade, development and the WTO
WTO at Fifteen
A portrait of the World Trade Organization after its first fifteen years.
Learn the key principles governing the WTO’s work, and discover what makes
the Organization tick.
Why is trade important? What can it contribute?
Open trade makes it possible for consumers to enjoy goods that are
produced or manufactured in countries other than their own, giving them a
wider, better and, often, less expensive choice. Open trade also benefits
producers, as it provides them with wider market opportunities to sell
What is the WTO?
The World Trade Organization 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.
What is the Doha Round?
At the Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November 2001, WTO
member governments agreed to start new trade negotiations. When they
launched the Doha Round, ministers placed support for developing countries
at its centre. More
What do countries negotiate at the WTO
Where countries have faced trade barriers and wanted them lowered, the
negotiations have helped to liberalize trade. But the WTO is not just
about liberalizing trade, and in some circumstances its rules support
maintaining trade barriers — for example to protect consumers or prevent
the spread of disease. More