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Understanding the WTO - what is the world trade organization?

Is it a bird, is it a plane?

There are a number of ways of looking at the WTO. Its an organization for liberalizing trade. Its a forum for governments to negotiate trade agreements. Its a place for them to settle trade disputes. It operates a system of trade rules. (But its not Superman, just in case anyone thought it could solve or cause all the worlds problems!)

Above all, its a negotiating forum Essentially, the WTO is a place where member governments go, to try to sort out the trade problems they face with each other.

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