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WTO Issues
The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) believes that the Doha Round of World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations, is central to enhancing world economic growth, liberalizing trade and removing barriers to an open, rules-based international trading system. Since the negotiations began seven years ago, the NFTC has been committed to an ambitious and successful conclusion to the Round.

The NFTC leads U.S. business community efforts on the Round through its WTO Project, WTO Working Group and its counsel in Geneva. The WTO Working Group, comprised of U.S. business leaders, makes regular trips to Geneva to monitor progress and advance U.S. business interests for an ambitious outcome on goods, services and agriculture. In addition, the NFTC provides thought leadership on WTO-related issues through the seminars and symposia the association hosts in Geneva. The NFTC also publishes white papers on WTO issues, including:

Press Release
Friday, 9.30.22
Statement from NFTC Chair Susan Schwab following meeting with WTO Director General
Thursday, 6.16.22
NFTC Statement on the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference
Monday, 5.16.22
Global Industry Statement on the WTO Moratorium on Customs Duties on Electronic Transmissions
Thursday, 4.28.22
NFTC Foundation Recognizes Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Senator Pat Toomey, Peter Harrell

More Press Releases

Friday, 1.25.19
Global Business Community Urges Rapid Action on Ambitious WTO e-Commerce Framework
Friday, 4.22.16
Value of an Environmental Goods Agreement: Helping China Meet Its Environmental Goals Study (English)
Friday, 4.22.16
Value of an Environmental Goods Agreement: Helping China Meet Its Environmental Goals Study (Chinese)
Friday, 4.15.16
Charting New Pathways at the WTO - Policy Brief

More Publications

Friday, 5.27.22
WTO chief warns against retreat from global trade
Thursday, 12.2.21
Participants conclude WTO services regulation talks in 'historic’ outcome
Inside U.S. Trade
Thursday, 10.14.21
U.S. Renews Its Support for Trade Group It Once Made a Punching Bag
New York Times
Friday, 9.17.21
Leaving NFTC, Yerxa eyes the future of trade, fundamentally
Inside U.S. Trade

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