World Trade Organization

WTO

The only global international organisation dealing with the rules of trade between nations. Based in Geneva, Switzerland and established 1 January 1995 the WTO was created by the Uruguay Round negotiations (1986-94). It has a membership of 144 countries (as of 1 January 2002) and a budget for 2002 of 143 million Swiss francs. There is a secretariat staff of 550 and the organisation is headed by New Zealander, Mike Moore (director general).

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Date: Dec 1999 From: Franks, Peter Langdon, 1950- : Papers and photographs Description: Papers relating to a World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference held in Seattle and the push by New Zealand to have labour and environmental issues put ...
Date: 1964-1999 Description: Papers on international meetings on trade and labour standards. Also, papers from an international school on New Zealand foreign policy with regard to Europe...
Hubbard, James 1949- :WTO job. French support. The Dominion, 25 March 1999.
Date: 1999 By: Hubbard, James, 1949-; Dominion (Newspaper) Description: Shows a panda (Mike Moore) swinging on a vine reaching for two leaves ('WTO job' and 'French support'). Another leaf (Labour leader) is floating down to the ...
Tremain, Garrick :'FREE TRADE' 16 November 2001.
Date: 2001 From: Tremain, Garrick 1941-:61 cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times between 10 October and 24 December, 2001. Description: Shows a hot air balloon called 'Free Trade WTO' filled with men talking a lot. An Arab nearby says to a Frenchman on a bicycle, 'They actually believe more h...
Date: 1999 By: Scott, Thomas Joseph, 1947-; Evening Post (Wellington, N.Z.) Description: Political cartoons. Shows a redneck's nightmare, ownership of the Whanganui River is given to Maori who loaded it onto the back of a truck and took it away. ...
The Big apple. 2 December 2010
Date: 2010 Description: A 'big apple' shines beside a map of New Zealand. The North Island opens its mouth thinking 'munch time!' A second version has the word 'Australian market' o...
Scott, Thomas, 1947-:Sorry, Jim, but Don makes me feel like a real man... Dominion Post, 24 May 2005.
Date: 2005 Description: Shows a scene in which Tim Grosser, New Zealand diplomat, currently New Zealand's permanent representative to the World Trade Organization, has carved a hear...
Smith, Ashley W., 1948- :Washington Beijing Brussels. MG business - mercantile gazette, 31 March 2003.
Date: 2003 By: Smith, Ashley W, 1948-; MG business - mercantile gazette (Periodical) Description: Shows Mike Moore as a hitchhiker standing on the side of the road trying to catch a ride. He holds a sign showing where he wants to go - in this case it is W...
Fireblight apples... "Jeez... how unfair is that!" 1 December 2010
Date: 2010 Description: The title is 'Fire Blight apples' an Australian man wearing a hat with corks walks an incredibly convoluted path beginning at a '1921' signpost and ending at...
Murdoch, Sharon Gay, 1960- :Contender. 28 March 2015
Date: 2015 By: Press (Christchurch, N.Z.) Description: Under the heading 'I coulda been a contender', Prime Minister John Key comforts Tim Groser, saying "Never mind Tim, you'll beat those other job applicants ne...