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Documents Online provides access to the official documentation of the World Trade Organization. The database contains over 140,000 documents in the three official languages from 1995 onwards and is updated daily. All WTO documents are posted in PDF and WORD format. The application provides a descriptive catalogue record for every document stored in the archive. It is possible to consult all of these documents online and also to download selected documents from the site.
  Documents Online comprises seven different search interfaces

  • Recent documents provides access to the latest documents posted.

  • Commonly-consulted offers a selection of searches which enable the easy retrieval of regularly requested documents.

  • Documents for meetings displays a list of formal and informal meetings of WTO bodies and their associated documents.

  • By topic offers the possibility of searching for WTO documents by broad subject category.

  • The Notifications interface allows for the searching of notification documents by notifying members and WTO legal requirements, using the Central Registry of Notifications database. The Advanced search provides additional search criteria, such as symbol, requirement topic and classification. Full-text search capabilities for searching within the document text itself are also available in the Advanced search.

  • The Search module provides advanced searching capabilities enabling the user to retrieve all WTO official documents on the basis of specified criteria, such as symbol, country, topic, or full-text search capabilities for searching within the document text itself.

  • The GATT module provides access to the official documents issued under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The General Council decided to make these documents public on 15 May 2006. These have been scanned to create a digital archive. Currently only the documents belonging to the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations have been uploaded. This is a work in progress and more documents will be added progressively.
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