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About WTO iLibrary

Every year, the World Trade Organization (WTO) publishes around 70 new titles on various trade issues. In particular the following topics are covered:

  • Agriculture and food safety
  • Anti-dumping, subsidies, safeguards
  • Development and building trade capacity
  • Dispute settlement
  • Economic research and trade policy analysis
  • Environment
  • Government procurement
  • Information technology and e-commerce
  • Intellectual property
  • Market access
  • Regional trade agreements
  • Services
  • Technical barriers to trade
  • Trade facilitation and customs valuation
  • Trade finance
  • Trade monitoring
  • WTO accessions

These publications are now available online in a single research repository, the WTO iLibrary at www.wto-ilibrary.org.Titles are organised alphabetically, by series and by year. You can search to discover full publications, or directly access their components: articles and chapters.

WTO iLibrary has been developed in partnership with OECD Publishing as part of the IGO Partnership Programme. In case of questions about the service - access or subscriptions - please email us at [email protected].

Content and Access for all

WTO iLibrary offers wide ranging research and knowledge to a variety of audiences:

  • Universities and research organisations
  • Businesses and private sector
  • Government and public administrations
  • Non-governmental organisations and think tanks
  • Libraries
  • Legal and Financial Services

Most content is available to access in PDF format for subscribers, more recent content is also offered in ePub format and HTML; and full READ access for all users by clicking the READ icon. READ editions are optimised for mobile devices and can be read online wherever there is an internet connection - desktop computer, tablets or smart phones. They are also shareable and can easily be embedded.

Content items (August 2021):

  • 1 785 ebook titles
  • 12 990 chapters
  • 302 working papers
  • 3 databases

Subscription Information

Full access to WTO iLibrary is offered as an annual subscription covering access to all content in all formats available on the site. Only one subscription product is offered. 

Single publications are available for sale via the WTO Bookshop and links are provided from the publication pages at WTO iLibrary.

Benefits of a subscription:

  • Enables institution-wide access via IP authentication and/or username/password login
  • Unlimited number of concurrent institutional users
  • Perpetual access to subscribed content
  • Usage monitoring with standardized COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  • Institution-wide content discovery with provided bibliographic records in MARC21 XML format
  • Self-managed administration of subscription account settings

Any institution interested in subscribing should consult the nearest OECD sales contact for further information:

About the World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.

More information about the WTO at https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/thewto_e.htm.

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