Based in Geneva, near the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) advises its developing country* Members and least-developed countries (LDCs) on all issues relating to WTO law.
The ACWL gives free legal advice and training on WTO law and provides support in WTO dispute settlement proceedings at discounted rates. These services are available to the developing country Members of the ACWL (32 at present) and to LDCs that are Members of the WTO or are in the process of acceding to the WTO (42 at present).
The ACWL enables these countries to obtain a full understanding of their rights and obligations under WTO law and to have an equal opportunity to defend their interests in WTO dispute settlement proceedings.
*Throughout this website the terms "country" and "developing country" include separate customs territories and countries with economies in transition.