ITC has developed a database that provides a one-stop shop for the more than 750 trade-related multilateral agreements currently in force around the world. At the country level, the multitude of international agreements makes it difficult for policymakers to decide which treaties should be ratified, which should be ignored, and which have a greater impact on improving the national/regional business environment. The global database includes: Note: WTO statistics on CAs are based on reporting requirements and not on physical figures for TAs. Therefore, for an ATR that includes both goods and services, we have two notifications (one for goods and the other for services), even if it is physically an ATR. The United Kingdom has indicated that the provisions of the European Union`s regional trade agreements will continue to apply to trade with the United Kingdom during the transition period provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement. Further information is available in document WT/GC/206 and in the EU`s oral letter (WT/LET/1462), informing WTO Members that the United Kingdom will be treated as a Member State of the European Union for the purposes of the relevant international agreements for the duration of the transition period. The Commercial Law Unit implements the technical assistance programme at different levels, depending on what the country has expressed. Technical support can be provided in integrated form or as stand-alone modules. The integrated form reaches the different levels of a legal framework: from policy makers to working towards the ratification of important treaties, expanding knowledge about ratified treaties in some ministries (trade, foreign affairs, justice) and / or other relevant public institutions, trade promotion organizations such as chambers of commerce and export associations, the academic community to the legal and business community äftswelt. More information on the five training modules is available here. LegaCarta was designed as part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 8, which aims to “further develop an open, rules-based, predictable and non-discriminatory trading and financial system” and includes “a commitment to good governance”.
As a practical application, LegaCarta is an instrument that helps to integrate trade into development strategies and to create national legal frameworks conducive to trade and poverty reduction. Regional trade agreements (TAs) have increased in number and scope over the years, including a remarkable increase in the number of large plurilateral agreements under negotiation. Non-discrimination between trading partners is one of the fundamental principles of the WTO; However, RAs, which are reciprocal preferential trade agreements between two or more partners, are one of the exceptions and are allowed under the WTO subject to a number of rules. Information on RTAs notified to the WTO is available in the RTA database. Document search online General documents on regional trade agreements are coded as WT/REG/*. As part of the Doha Agenda trade negotiating mandate, they use TN/RL/* (where * assumes additional values). These links will open a new window: leave a moment for the results to appear. A wide range of statistical indicators are available (e.g.
B, per capita trade, exports, average customs) One of the objectives of LegaCarta is to encourage countries to participate in the process of establishing the rules of international trade, rather than simply being the recipients of these rules. To this end, the national legal and business community should raise awareness of the existence and activities of important institutions that shape the rules of international trade. LegaCarta covers a wide range of trade-related topics (treaties, customs, dispute settlement, environment, finance, good governance, intellectual property, investment, transport and telecommunications), explanatory notes on each instrument, updated ratification tables and country analysis profiles. . . .