Why should you take care of it? The United States has negotiated trade agreements with 20 countries to facilitate the cross-border movement of goods, where your customer is located. Access to FREI trade agreements means gaining a competitive advantage. The OECD Statistical Database provides the 34 OECD countries and their trading partners with access to data on time series exchanges. The database includes trade flows of goods and services as well as non-traditional indicators such as trade in intermediate goods and trade in export imputations. Like other free trade and investment agreements, they are working to lift all restrictions on businesses. The RTA-IS database contains information on RTAs that have come into force that have been notified or for which a notification has been made to the WTO. The IMF provides access to trade and investment data through the following databases: Directorate of Trade Statistics (DOTS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS) and International Financial Statistics (IFC). The data cover all 188 IMF members from 1948 onset and include transnational trade flows, international economic transactions and the international investment positions of member states. The Organization of American States` SICE database contains information on trade policy in North and South America, including comprehensive drafts of trade agreements applicable to the 34 OAS member countries, new and ongoing trade developments, information on national trade laws, and links to international, regional and national sources of trade policy. The Design of Free Trade Agreements (DESTA) database collects data on different types of preferential trade agreements (PTA) (e.g. B unions, free trade agreements, economic integration agreements, etc.). Starting in 1947, users will be able to browse about 790 PTAs with information on sector coverage, depth of commitments, trade integration and compliance. Since the 2008 financial crisis, there has been a trend towards mega-regional trade agreements.

These are between more than two countries and account for a significant share of world trade or investment. These agreements include the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Some bilateral trade agreements cover a limited range of traded products, such as the bilateral textile agreement between the United States and Cambodia, which was extended for three years in January 2002. Other free trade agreements, such as those negotiated by the United States, are much broader and cover other issues, including services and investment. These agreements generally serve as a reference to existing WTO agreements. They often seek to go beyond what is stipulated in WTO rules. But these agreements must be seen in a global context as a springboard to full integration into a global market economy. This is an additional way to ensure that governments implement measures to liberalize, privatize and deregulate the corporate globalization agenda. Report on the Treatment of Medical Devices in Regional Trade Agreements (RTA) Contains the full text of all active binding agreements between the United States and its trading partners on industrial products and services. From 1962, COMTRADE provided access to transnational data on merchandise trade for 292 countries and/or territories. The database allows users to convert data between harmonized system (SH) nomenclatures and the International Trade Classification (CTCI) standard.

Users can access UN Comtrade`s International Trade Statistics Yearbook and historical data for the years 1900-1960. One of its stated objectives was to contribute to “harmonious development and the expansion of world trade” by removing barriers to bilateral trade. InTrade