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UNDERSTANDING THE WTO: THE ORGANIZATION
Members and Observers
164  members since 29 July 2016 , with dates of WTO membership.
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How to join the WTO: introduction
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Least-developed countries: classification of WTO members
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International intergovernmental organizations granted observer status to WTO bodies
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International intergovernmental organizations granted observer status to WTO bodies
The purpose of observer status for international intergovernmental organizations in the WTO is to enable these organizations to follow discussions therein on matters of direct interest to them.
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