The Regional Trade Agreements Information System (RTA-IS) is a comprehensive database of all RTAs notified to GATT/WTO. The application allows users to search and export available information on reported RTAs, as well as the review process of a particular RFA within the CRTA or CTD. In particular, it allows a dynamic search in all registered RAs according to a selection of criteria, such as the year of entry into force, the type of agreement, etc. The RTA-IS is administered in the three official languages of the WTO, English, English, French and Spanish, by the Regional Trade Agreements Section of the WTO`s Trade Policy Review Department. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of January 1, 1989 was at the time of its entry into force, that is, between the United States, Canada and Mexico, this agreement was designed to eliminate tariff barriers between different countries. Use the drop-down menu to search for agreements by group of countries, type of agreement, or status. You can also use the filter option to search for keywords. One. What information is available from RTA-IS? 5 In recent decades, trade agreements have increased not only in number, but also in detail. Trade agreements today aim to regulate a greater number of trade policy instruments than in the past.
Reciprocity is a necessary feature of any agreement. Unless all the required parties win the agreement as a whole, there is no incentive to accept it. When an agreement is reached, it can be assumed that each party expects to gain at least as much as to lose. For example, in exchange for removing barriers to country B`s products, which will benefit consumers of A and producers of B, country A will insist that country B remove barriers to country A`s products, which will benefit producers in country A and eventually consumers of B. The Doha Round would have been the world`s largest trade deal if the US and the EU had agreed to cut their agricultural subsidies. After its failure, China gained global economic ground by intercepting profitable bilateral agreements with countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Paragraphs 4 to 10 of Article XXIV of GATT 1994 (as specified in the DSU and the interpretation of Article XXIV of GATT 1994) provide for the establishment and operation of customs unions and free trade areas committing trade in goods and interim agreements leading to either; Regional trade agreements are very difficult to establish and engage in when countries are more diverse. There are three different types of trade agreements. The first is a unilateral trade agreement, this happens when one country wants certain restrictions to be enforced, but no other country wants them to be imposed.