Free Trade Agreement Countries

The Market Access Map was developed by the International Trade Centre (ITC) to facilitate market access for businesses, governments and researchers. The database, which is visible via the online market access map tool, contains information on tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade in all active trade agreements, not limited to those that have been officially notified to the WTO. It also documents data related to non-preferential trade agreements (e.g. Β Generalized System of Preferences). Until 2019, market access Map provided downloadable links to the text agreements and their rules of origin. [27] The new version of Market Access Map, to be released this year, will provide direct web links to relevant contract sites and connect to other ITC tools, including the Rules of Origin Facilitator. Given that hundreds of free trade agreements are currently in force and are under negotiation (around 800 according to the ITC Origin Facilitator rule, including non-reciprocal trade agreements), it is important for companies and policymakers to keep an eye on their status. There are a number of free trade agreement custodians available either at the national, regional or international level. Among the most important are the database on Latin American free trade agreements established by the Latin American Integration Association [23], the database of the Asian Regional Integration Centre (ARIC), the information agreements of Asian countries[24] and the portal on negotiations and free trade agreements of the European Union.