Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA)
  Background and Negotiations

On 24 January 2014, 14 WTO Members pledged to launch negotiations on liberalizing trade in so-called “green goods” by eliminating tariffs on a broad list of green goods.  This will build upon the APEC list of 54 green goods PDF. The countries participating in the negotiations are: Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, the European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United States.

Negotiations were launched in Geneva, Switzerland on 8 July 2014.

Documents relating to the negotiations
19-23 September 2016 Geneva, Switzerland. 16th round of negotiationsPDF¡Nuevo!
25-29 August 2016 Geneva, Switzerland. 15th round of negotiationsPDF
20-24 June 2016 Geneva, Switzerland. 14th round of negotiationsPDF
18-22 April 2016 Geneva, Switzerland. 13th round of negotiationsPDF
30 November - 04 December 2015

Geneva, Switzerland. 11th round of negotiationsPDF

08 July 2014 Geneva, Switzerland. Launch of negotiations of the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA)PDF
24 January 2014 Davos Switzerland. Countries Announce Intention to Enter into WTO negotiations on Environmental Goods PDF

Joint Statement Regarding Trade in Environmental Goods PDF 

Sources:  Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR); Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); European Union


Spanish version 
Recent Developments
  19-23 September 2016. 16th round of negotiations of the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) ¡Nuevo!