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The Multilateral Trade System and the World Trade Organization (WTO): Lesson 101

By Burcu Kilic and Renata Avila

Trade agreements today are a leading venue for trade rule-making at the global level. More and more topics have been finding their way into these agreements, which leads us to the question: what is “trade” and what is “trade-related”?

This fact sheet explains who is controlling the rule-making process, what is at stake, and what we can do about it.

Download our fact sheet on: The Multilateral Trade System and the WTO.








Burcu Kilic directs Public Citizen’s Digital Rights Program and is a research director for Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines.