Greece and the WTO
Greece has been a member of the GATT since 1 March 1950 and of the WTO since 1 January 1995. It is a member State of the European Union. All EU member States are WTO members, as is the EU (for legal reasons known as the European Communities in WTO matters) in its own right.
The work of the WTO is undertaken by representatives of member governments but its roots lie in the everyday activity of industry and commerce. Trade policies and negotiating positions are prepared in capitals, usually taking into account advice from private firms, business organizations, farmers, consumers and other interest groups.
For its representation to the WTO, Greece has a separate WTO unit in its Permanent Mission in Geneva.