phase 1 – db-exchange rates and international investing
WTO rules also govern how trade between member countries. The WTO has established tariff schedules that determine what duties each country can apply to their imports. They also have restrictions on subsidy use. Intellectual property regulations, technical standards for imports and exports. Competition law enforcement processes and other rules are all part of these regulations. WTO offers assistance to countries that are developing to aid their integration into the global economic system by providing additional resources, such as credit and market access at lower rates.
In addition to its role in setting rules for global commerce, the WTO also works towards improving communication among trading partners using a regular dialogue process known as ‘trade policy review’ meetings where members discuss issues of common concern including agriculture, industrial products etc., as well as sectoral negotiations focusing on specific industry sectors like food safety or environmental protection. Since 1995, several ministerial meetings have been held by the WTO to promote multilateral cooperation between its members on international trade issues.