World Trade Organization

Annual Report 2014

Release Date: May 31, 2014

The World Trade Organization is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably, and freely as possible.

The WTO Annual Report 2014 provides a brief summary of the World Trade Organization’s mission and general operation, as well as an overview of its accomplishments in 2013. It also provides a detailed review of the WTO’s main areas of activity:

• Trade negotiations

• Implementation of WTO agreements and trade monitoring

• Dispute settlement

• Building trade capacity

• Outreach