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WTO General Council approves Kazakhstan's accession; Liberia progresses toward accession

Global, Kazakhstan, Liberia - September 3 2015 In the run-up to the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Ministerial Conference in December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, the Organization's Accessions…

Free Trade Area launched among Southern and Eastern African countries

Africa - July 2 2015 The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), a long-time goal of African countries to unite their economies, was launched on June 10 at a summit in Sharm…

Seychelles becomes the 161st member of the WTO

Global, Seychelles - June 2 2015 The World Trade Organization (WTO) expanded its membership on April 26 with the addition of Seychelles as its 161st Member. Having originally applied…

Trade Facilitation Agreement on track for implementation

Global - December 2 2014 On November 27, the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted a decision to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The…

United States announces settlements of WTO disputes with Brazil and Indonesia

Brazil, Indonesia, USA - November 5 2014 In October, the United States settled two long-running disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO) - one with Brazil over cotton (DS267) and the…