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International Governmental Organizations (IGOs)

Background information

  • Formed in 1995 to help remove barriers to international trade
  • Established by the Marrakech Agreement
  • Was preceded by the General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade (GATT)
  • Made up of over 150 member states
  • Principal activities include:
    • Negotiating & formalizing trade agreements between countries
    • Dispute resolution between member countries                                                                                                                                 


Useful links

Key WTO publications