Who we are

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Macao Economic and Trade Office to the World Trade Organization (WTO) was established under By-law No. 23/2003. The office represents the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR), promotes and handles economic and trade relations and cooperation between the MSAR and WTO members.

The role of the office is to represent the MSAR in the WTO and among its members; follow up on the management and enforcement of multilateral and plurilateral agreements and related legal documents signed by the MSAR within the WTO framework. With support from the Macao Economic Services and other government departments of MSAR, it follows up on relations and negotiations with the WTO members and other economic and trade organizations, and directly defends the interests of the MSAR; promotes the economic and trading profile of Macao in the WTO and among its members; strengthens existing ties between the MSAR, the WTO and its members; to promote, within the WTO, the economic and trade relations between the MSAR and the WTO members; collects and handles all information about the WTO and its members which is conducive to the MSAR; and, within its scope of responsibilities, undertakes special work of projects assigned by the Chief Executive.