Environment Trade Policy at Work WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

WTO Committee on Trade and Environment: Taking forward the Issues of Interest to Developing Countries and LDCs

The regular work of the WTO is an important aspect of the multilateral trading system (MTS). Smaller developing and least-developed countries can derive benefits from the MTS by improving their participation in the regular work of the WTO. This Note focuses on the mandate and work of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) with a view to providing summarised information and analysis that can help smaller developing and least-developed countries better understand the functioning of this key Committee and take part in its deleiberations to promote their interests.