WTO Law Research Society is a nationwide academic institution affiliated to China Law Society, which makes special research on WTO law. The purpose of WTO Law Research Society is, in light of adhering to Marxism, Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thought of the “Three Represents”, to unite and organize jurists, law practitioners and other far-sighted scholars nationwide to conduct research and academic exchange activities on WTO law by closely integrating with the real conditions of China's socialism modernization, and contribute to the process of running the country by law, exercising the political power according to law and building a socialist country under the rule of law so as to construct a harmonious society.
The primary task of WTO Law Research Society is: to promote the broad jurists and law practitioners to study and carry out the fundamental theory, basic lines and policies of the party so as to raise their political and professional quality and adhere to the correct political orientation; to organize and push ahead the studies of WTO law and conduct academic exchange activities; to edit and publish the fruits of research and relevant information on WTO law; to cultivate the personnel concerned with legal knowledge; to provide legal service in light of social requirements and fulfill other tasks assigned by China Law Society and other relevant organs.
WTO Law Research Society was established on August 29, 2001 in Beijing, that period was just the time of China’s formal accession to the WTO, Wu Yi, Vice-Premier of State Council, wrote a letter to express congratulations specially. The government, the enterprises and the communities urgently needed to understand regular systems and the operation ways of WTO, so as to set down corresponding strategies. Therefore, after the establishment of WTO Law Research Society, it held abundant seminars and symposiums, rapidly edited relevant knowledge textbooks, positively promoted researches and the propagandas of WTO legal rules. At the same time, it also submitted corresponding opinions and suggestions to relevant organs of the central authority.
WTO Law Research Society is the largest WTO law research institution domestically, with most comprehensive coverage and the highest level. The Society has 141 directors and 71 standing directors, coming from the Supreme People's Court, Ministry of Commerce, State Council Legislative Affairs Office, banking industries and Peking University, Renmin University of China, China University of Political Science and Law, Xiamen University, Wuhan University, Zhejiang Gongshang University, University of International Business and Economics, Central University of Finance and Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, etc.