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World Trade Organization (WTO) Office International Des Epizooties (OIE) International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) CODEX Alimentarius Canadian Food Inspection Agency United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) ISID-ProMED-mail (International Society for Infectious Diseases-the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases) European Commission North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) Movement of Pets (Dogs, Cats and Ferrets) - Approved Laboratories in the EU and in Third Countries Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (GOV.UK) The Pig Site (UK) The Poultry Site (UK) Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (QIA) Plant Protection Station Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Japan (PPS) General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of The Peoples Republic of China Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore Australian Government, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Ministry for Primary Industries Claims Prevention and Procedure Council, Inc. (CPPC) The Plant Protection Committee (COSAVE) Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Republic of South Africa
World Trade Organization (WTO)

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international and intergovernmental organization which provides a forum to negotiate agreements aimed at reducing obstacles to international trade and contributing to global economic growth and development. The WTO provides a legal and institutional framework for the implementation and monitoring of the agreements, including 16 multilateral agreements and two plurilateral agreements. It currently has 164 members with activities supported by the WTO Secretariat of some 700 staff, led by the Director-General.

 

The WTO was formally established in 1995 and replaced the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) which was signed in 1947. Whereas the GATT mainly dealt with trade in goods, the WTO additionally covers trade in services and intellectual property. Moreover, the WTO has new procedures for the settlement of disputes with independent judges. Other key functions of the WTO include monitoring and reviewing trade policies of members, building capacities of developing countries, conducting economic research, and education of the public about the WTO.

 

Taiwan acceded to the WTO in January 2002 and has eliminated trade barriers while strengthening trade and economic relations with other WTO Members. By actively participating in WTO’s meetings and negotiations, Taiwan expresses its support and engagement for the multilateral trading system. Taiwan will continue to participate in WTO discussions in order to contribute to the formulation of new international trade rules, eventually creating greater and more tangible opportunities for international trade.

 

World Trade Organization (WTO):https://www.wto.org/ 

World Trade Organization