Here is the timeline of the WTO milestones documenting significant developments in the history of the WTO. The WTO came into being in 1995. The first ministerial conference took place in Singapore in 1996. In practice, the US and Russia reached an understanding on a bilateral market access agreement in the sense of Russia's attempts to join the WTO. This timeline details the main incidents from 1995 to 2003. If you are interested in the history of the WTO, you can do a research and make you own timeline.