Trade Agreements Map

The LegaCarta was designed as part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 8, which aims to “develop an open, rules-based, predictable and non-discriminatory trading and financial system” and includes “a commitment to good governance.” As a practical application, the LegaCarta is an instrument that helps integrate trade into development strategies and establish a national legal framework conducive to trade to combat trade and poverty. The “commercial contracts” instrument is a multilingual system of web-based multilateral trade agreements and instruments to help trade support institutions (ITS) and policy makers optimize their country`s legal framework for international trade. One of LegaCarta`s objectives is to encourage countries to participate in the definition of international trade rules, rather than simply receiving such rules. To this end, the attention of national legal and economic communities should be drawn to the existence and activities of important institutions that shape the rules of international trade. The LegaCarta covers a wide range of trade-related issues (contracts, customs, dispute resolution, environment, finance, good governance, intellectual property, investments, transport and telecommunications), explanations of each instrument, updated ratification tables, country analysis profiles. These rules are overseen by 28 different international organizations. The ITC has developed a database that is a single point of contact for the more than 750 multilateral trade agreements that are currently effective worldwide. At the country level, the multiplicity of international agreements makes it difficult for policy makers to decide which treaties should be ratified, which contracts should be ignored and which have greater influence on improving the national/regional business environment. The Global Database contains: Note: WTO statistics on ATRs are based on reporting obligations and not on the physical number of DNA. For an ATR that includes both goods and services, we therefore have two notifications (one for goods and one for services), although it is physically an ATR.

The United Kingdom indicated that the provisions of the EU`s regional trade agreements would continue to apply to trade with the United Kingdom during the transitional period of the withdrawal agreement. For more information, see WT/GC/206 and the EU Note (WT/LET/1462), which informs WTO members that the UK will be treated as a member state of the European Union for relevant international agreements during the transition period. Explore tariffs, remedial measures and market regulatory requirements for a particular product. Trade Treaties Map is a multilingual web tool that provides information on more than 270 multilateral and trade-related commercial contracts. It was designed primarily to help policy makers and ISTs optimize their country`s legal framework for international trade. But LegaCarta is also a global public good of the ITC, open to all and of particular interest to lawyers, lawyers, law professors, researchers, PhD students and university students.