• About WTO

    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.

    The WTO's main activities are:

    • negotiating the reduction or elimination of obstacles to trade (import tariffs, other barriers to trade) and agreeing on rules governing the conduct of international trade (e.g. antidumping, subsidies, product standards, etc.);
    • administering and monitoring the application of the WTO's agreed rules for trade in goods, trade in services, and trade-related intellectual property rights;
    • monitoring and reviewing the trade policies of our members, as well as ensuring transparency of regional and bilateral trade agreements;
    • settling disputes among our members regarding the interpretation and application of the agreements;
    • building capacity of developing country government officials in international trade matters
    • assisting the process of accession of some 30 countries who are not yet members of the organization;
    • conducting economic research and collecting and disseminating trade data in support of the WTO's other main activities;
    • explaining to and educating the public about the WTO, its mission and its activities.

    WTO activities are supported by a Secretariat of some 700 staff, led by the WTO Director-General. The Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland, and has an annual budget of approximately CHF 200 million. The three official languages of the WTO are English, French and Spanish.

  • Procurement Categories

    WTO procures a wide range of goods, works and services, which include but are not limited to the following:

    • Archiving Services
    • Audio-Visual
    • Building (Works & Maintenance)
    • Catering Services
    • Cleaning Services
    • Conference
    • Insurance Services
    • IT Equipment Products and Services
    • Library
    • Medical Services
    • Office Supplies
    • Publication
    • Reproduction & Printing Services
    • Security Services
    • Telecommunication Services
    • Training – Human Resource
    • Travel
    • Utilities
  • Procurement Opportunities by WTO

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  • Business opportunities / Vendor registration

    Suppliers interested in business opportunities with the WTO are invited to consult our tenders published on the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM).

    The WTO encourages potential vendor to register at the basic level through the UNGM. The system provides registered companies with secure access to information enabling them to participate in WTO tenders such as Expression of Interest (EOI), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) and Request for Proposal (RFP).

  • WTO Procurement

    The use of contributions from Member countries for the Procurement of goods, works and services for the WTO requires strict adherence to the principles of transparency, non-discrimination and fair competition. The WTO Procurement Section is responsible for the process of procuring goods, works and services for the Secretariat.

  • Contract Awards by WTO



  • Is the e-Procurement system integrated into UNGM?

    Yes, therefore the user should be automatically taken to the external website

    e-Procurement system used by this UN organization: In-Tend

    Contact email of the e-Procurement system: support@in-tend.co.uk 

  • What was the procurement volume of WTO in 2022?
    • Procurement value: 23.15M USD
    • Number of countries the organization procured from: 28
    • Percentage of total UN procurement: <1%
    • Ranking by procurement value: 24th
    • Top category: IT and Communications Equipment
    • Top region: Europe

    To learn more about the procurement volume of each UN organization, visit the Annual Statistical Report and use the interactive dashboard.


  • WTO Procurement
  • WTO website
  • Contact Information
    Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne, 154, Case postale, 1211 Genève 21, Switzerland