World Trade Organisation was established in 1995, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) which had been signed in 1947 within the framework of UN. A year later, Greece joined GATT in 1948.

The main objective of the WTO is to establish common rules and principles after intensive consultations among its currently 148 member states, in order to regulate the international trade.

On the basis of EU Treaty, the official negotiator of the Community in the process of the WTO negotiations is the European Commission. Greece, like the other member states of the EU, participates actively in the formulation of the common stance and argumentation of the European Union.

Within the framework of the WTO, the international agreements that concern the agricultural sector directly or indirectly are:

  • Agreement on Agriculture,
  • Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) in  which            there are provisions for the Geographical Indications.
  • Agreement on the application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures (SPS).
  • Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).
  • Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures in which the subsidies for                 fisheries are included.

Responsible: Dimitris Moutsatsos

Agricultural negotiations in the framework of the Roha Round
Doha Round Negotiations – Framework for establishing modalities in Agriculture
Doha Round Negotiations – 6th WTO Ministerial Conference (Dec. 13-18, 2005)

The English version of the WebSite of the Ministry contains only a part of the information that is available in the Greek version of the site.

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Useful Infromation

1540 Farmers Call Center 

The telephone number "1540" s an automatic telephone service system that is interfacing with the information systems of the Ministry and provides automated answering services.

The currently available "1540" services are:

  • Reply of the Ministry Representative.
  • The update on the single payment payments OPEKEPE (requires identification of the Beneficiary with VAT and the last 4 digits of the Farmer's Identity)
  • Complaints relating to the origin of meat.
  • Information on Greek Food
  • Information about available digital services of the Hellenic Ministry of Rrural Development anf Foods

Contact Us


Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food |

Address: 2 Acharnon,Athens, 101 76, Greece, |

Call Center: +30 (210) 212-4000 |  

Farmers Call Center: 1540 | email: |


The address of Dir of e-Government and Informatics is: Acharnon 381 & Destouni 2,

Postcode.: 111 43, Athens.




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