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Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
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).
In the context of trade facilitation, the ACWL can provide free advice on legal issues related to the Trade Facilitation Agreement, such as advice on the meaning and interpretation of its provisions.
The ACWL provides services in English, French and Spanish. There is no standard format or template for requesting assistance.
* Please note that the ACWL can provide services only to developing country Members of the ACWL and LDCs that are Members of the WTO or are in the process of acceding to the WTO.
For more detailed information on the ACWL, visit www.acwl.ch