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ENVIRONMENT: WTO ENVIRONMENTAL DATABASE

WTO Environmental Database

Following the recommendation in the 1996 Report of the Committee on Trade and Environment to the Singapore Ministerial Conference, the WTO Secretariat compiles annually an environmental database (EDB). Each EDB reports all environment-related notifications under WTO Agreements and environmental measures and policies mentioned in Trade Policy Reviews (TPRs).

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The EDB has been prepared under the WTO Secretariat's own responsibility and without prejudice to the positions of Members and to their rights and obligations under the WTO.

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    Starting with EDB 2009, the EDB is being circulated in two parts: (i) a report presenting an overall analysis of the environment-related notifications and TPRs; (ii) an electronic table providing the underlying data used for analysis. The electronic table enables users to search through all EDB environment-related information and retrieve pre-defined summary tables and graphs.

     

    EDB 2012

    WT/CTE/EDB/12

    Electronic table

    EDB 2011

    WT/CTE/EDB/11

    Electronic table

    EDB 2010

    WT/CTE/EDB/10

    Electronic table

    EDB 2009

    WT/CTE/EDB/9

    Electronic table

    EDB 2008

    WT/CTE/EDB/8

    EDB 2007

    WT/CTE/EDB/7

    EDB 2006

    WT/CTE/EDB/6

    EDB 2005

    WT/CTE/EDB/5

    EDB 2004

    WT/CTE/EDB/4

    EDB 2003

    WT/CTE/EDB/3

    EDB 2002

    WT/CTE/EDB/2

    EDB 2001

    WT/CTE/EDB/1

    EDB 2000

    WT/CTE/W/195

    EDB 1999

    WT/CTE/W/143

    EDB 1998

    WT/CTE/W/118

    EDB 1997

    WT/CTE/W/77

    EDB 1996

    WT/CTE/W/46

    EDB 1995

    WT/CTE/W/28

     

     Notifications

    A notification is a transparency tool requiring members to report trade measures to the relevant WTO body.

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     Trade Policy Reviews (TPR)

    The WTO conducts regular reviews of individual countries’ 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 EDB allows users to search through the information according to specific criteria, for instance by Member, Agreement, type of measure, product, activity, or environmental objective.

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