WTO Electronic archive

Documents online

Documents online provides access to the official documentation of the World Trade Organization, including the legal texts of the WTO agreements. Documents may be retrieved and consulted online and also downloaded from the site to a local computer.

Documents online makes available a descriptive catalogue record for every document stored in the archive. The database contains WTO documentation from 1995 onwards and is updated daily. It also contains selected material for the period 1986-1994, principally Uruguay Round documents, and a small number of GATT documents. There are currently over 150,000 documents in the database in the three official languages of the organization.

Documents online does not contain references to WTO sales publications; these are available from the Publications Section which is accessible via the WTO public web site at: WTO Boutique.

See also : WTO Publications.

Documents online

Members' Site

Members' Site

Reserved for the use of WTO Members, the site contains information and compilations of data in the "WTO Resources" section that are not readily available on the WTO web site. Data of a restricted nature are protected by user ID and password (obtainable upon request from Heads of Delegation to the WTO).

A special section, "Hot off the Pres (password protected), permits the immediate posting of documents pending their inclusion in Documents online. A "Documents for meetings" section (password protected) allows the user to identify the different meetings of WTO bodies by date and by topic and to retrieve automatically, consult and download official documents connected with each meeting cited. The official programme of WTO meetings, updated on a daily basis, is also available on the site in the "Forthcoming Meetings" section as a downloadable PDF file (password protected).


WTO website

The site contains a wealth of documentation, broadly divided into the following categories:


WTO website