World Trade affects all of us. It is part of our daily life. Goods are shipped around the globe and end up in our local supermarkets. Many jobs in Europe - and especially in Austria - depend on international trade. It is big business and involves all sectors of the economy. From agriculture to information technology.
As part of the world wide discussion on “Globalization” no other civil international organization provokes as many contradictory opinions as the WTO. Many hate it and attribute everything that is “bad” in today’s world to it. Others rely on its smooth working and unbiased dispute settlement.
WORLD TRADE INFORMATION INITIATIVE
Everybody seems to have an opinion on the WTO but only a few really know what it is all
about. Talking about World Trade and the blessings or curses caused by the WTO has turned into an emotional issue rather than one based on
The World Trade Information Initiative especially regularly participated at the
Civil Society Dialogue Meetings of the EU Commission, DG Trade, Brussels:
State of Play of Regional EPA Negotiations
State of Play of Regional EPA Negotiations and New Trade Contract for ACP in 2008
Economic Partnership Agreements
Mr Karl Falkenberg, Deputy Director General for External Trade
Ms Isabelle Garzon, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Development
Ms Gisèle Lopes D'Almeida, President, Interface
Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) of the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements
Summary report on progress of the dissemination and stakeholder engagement process
The New Market Access Strategy
Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) of the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area
How to Formulate Bilateral Trade Agreements that Help Deal with Global Challenges?
General Meeting with the Commissioner Peter Mandelson - Trade and Competitiveness