Overview

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Overview

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the pre-eminent global trading organization.  It regulates international trade and more than 150 countries have agreed to WTO trade rules. 

These rules attempt to reduce trade barriers among countries so that goods and services can be exported efficiently and more cheaply.  Additionally, WTO also helps to resolve trade disputes among member countries.

Joining WTO will integrate Afghanistan into the global economy, increase trade, create jobs, and allow Afghans to import products at a lower price.

The WTO also serves to make global trade rules more stable, secure, and predictable.  All WTO trade rules are agreed upon by governments, decisions are by consensus, and member countries decide on every issue.

Acceding to WTO will give Afghanistan a voice at the global trade negotiating table and allow Afghanistan to rebuild its traditional role as a vibrant trading nation.