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Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries

AlgeriaAlgeria
ArgentinaArgentina
BeninBenin
BoliviaBolivia
BrazilBrazil
CameroonCameroon
ChileChile
ColombiaColombia
CubaCuba
EcuadorEcuador
EgyptEgypt
GhanaGhana
GuineaGuinea
GuyanaGuyana
IranIran
IraqIraq
LibyaLibya
MexicoMexico
MoroccoMorocco
MozambiqueMozambique
NicaraguaNicaragua
NigeriaNigeria
PeruPeru
SudanSudan
Tanzania, United Republic OfTanzania, United Republic Of
Trinidad And TobagoTrinidad And Tobago
TunisiaTunisia
VenezuelaVenezuela
ZimbabweZimbabwe

Area of Cooperation

Global Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 1988

In Force Date

January 1, 1989

Summary

The Global System of Trade Preferences arose out of the United Nations Group of 77. The Group first appeared interested in 1976 to develop a global system of trade for developing countries. Over years of negotiations, the agreement was signed by the participating members of the Group of 77. The members are currently looking to expand their economic ties to other developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
http://www.unctadxi.org/templates/Page____6207.aspx


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South Asian Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods (No provisions for coverage of agricultural goods) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Introduced at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the South Asian Free Trade Area created a free trading zone that reaches 1.4 billion people.   The SAFTA contains zero customs duty on practically all products.

 http://www.saarc-sec.org/data/summit12/saftaagreement.pdf


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India and Bhutan Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2006

Summary

http://commerce.nic.in/trade/bhutan.pdf


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South Asian Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods (No provisions for coverage of agricultural goods) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Introduced at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the South Asian Free Trade Area created a free trading zone that reaches 1.4 billion people.   The SAFTA contains zero customs duty on practically all products.

 http://www.saarc-sec.org/data/summit12/saftaagreement.pdf


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Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries

AlgeriaAlgeria
ArgentinaArgentina
BeninBenin
BoliviaBolivia
BrazilBrazil
CameroonCameroon
ChileChile
ColombiaColombia
CubaCuba
EcuadorEcuador
EgyptEgypt
GhanaGhana
GuineaGuinea
GuyanaGuyana
IranIran
IraqIraq
LibyaLibya
MexicoMexico
MoroccoMorocco
MozambiqueMozambique
NicaraguaNicaragua
NigeriaNigeria
PeruPeru
SudanSudan
Tanzania, United Republic OfTanzania, United Republic Of
Trinidad And TobagoTrinidad And Tobago
TunisiaTunisia
VenezuelaVenezuela
ZimbabweZimbabwe

Area of Cooperation

Global Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 1988

In Force Date

January 1, 1989

Summary

The Global System of Trade Preferences arose out of the United Nations Group of 77. The Group first appeared interested in 1976 to develop a global system of trade for developing countries. Over years of negotiations, the agreement was signed by the participating members of the Group of 77. The members are currently looking to expand their economic ties to other developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
http://www.unctadxi.org/templates/Page____6207.aspx


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India and Bhutan Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2006

Summary

http://commerce.nic.in/trade/bhutan.pdf


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India - Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 1998

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Trade has grown immensely among the two countries since the signing of a trade agreement. India is the 4th largest investor in Sri Lanka and their economic, political and social relationship remains close. India grants nearly 1/6th of its total development credit to Sri Lanka. Currently both countries are looking to establish a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
http://commerce.nic.in/ilfta.htm


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India - Singapore Closer Economic Partnership

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (air services, e-commerce, media and education) Investment, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

India's first Closer Economic Partnership Agreement was signed with Singapore in 2005 after thirteen rounds of negotiations. The agreement is also the first comprehensive bilateral agreement that Singapore has entered with a south Asia economy. A key feature of the Agreement is the avoidance of double taxation agreement. This prevents double taxation of an income earned by a resident of one member country in another member country.
http://app.fta.gov.sg/data//fta/file/India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement.pdf


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India - Nepal Treaty of Trade

Area of Cooperation

Goods

Sign Date

January 1, 1991

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The government of India will allow Nepal customs duty free access to the Indian market. The treaty has had a positive impact on Nepal in both trade and economic development. The treaty gets renewed every five years unless a party wishes to end the treaty.
http://commerce.nic.in/nepal.doc


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South Asian Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods (No provisions for coverage of agricultural goods) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Introduced at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the South Asian Free Trade Area created a free trading zone that reaches 1.4 billion people.   The SAFTA contains zero customs duty on practically all products.

 http://www.saarc-sec.org/data/summit12/saftaagreement.pdf


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South Asian Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods (No provisions for coverage of agricultural goods) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Introduced at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the South Asian Free Trade Area created a free trading zone that reaches 1.4 billion people.   The SAFTA contains zero customs duty on practically all products.

 http://www.saarc-sec.org/data/summit12/saftaagreement.pdf


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India - Nepal Treaty of Trade

Area of Cooperation

Goods

Sign Date

January 1, 1991

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The government of India will allow Nepal customs duty free access to the Indian market. The treaty has had a positive impact on Nepal in both trade and economic development. The treaty gets renewed every five years unless a party wishes to end the treaty.
http://commerce.nic.in/nepal.doc


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South Asian Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods (No provisions for coverage of agricultural goods) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Introduced at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the South Asian Free Trade Area created a free trading zone that reaches 1.4 billion people.   The SAFTA contains zero customs duty on practically all products.

 http://www.saarc-sec.org/data/summit12/saftaagreement.pdf


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Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries

AlgeriaAlgeria
ArgentinaArgentina
BeninBenin
BoliviaBolivia
BrazilBrazil
CameroonCameroon
ChileChile
ColombiaColombia
CubaCuba
EcuadorEcuador
EgyptEgypt
GhanaGhana
GuineaGuinea
GuyanaGuyana
IranIran
IraqIraq
LibyaLibya
MexicoMexico
MoroccoMorocco
MozambiqueMozambique
NicaraguaNicaragua
NigeriaNigeria
PeruPeru
SudanSudan
Tanzania, United Republic OfTanzania, United Republic Of
Trinidad And TobagoTrinidad And Tobago
TunisiaTunisia
VenezuelaVenezuela
ZimbabweZimbabwe

Area of Cooperation

Global Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 1988

In Force Date

January 1, 1989

Summary

The Global System of Trade Preferences arose out of the United Nations Group of 77. The Group first appeared interested in 1976 to develop a global system of trade for developing countries. Over years of negotiations, the agreement was signed by the participating members of the Group of 77. The members are currently looking to expand their economic ties to other developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
http://www.unctadxi.org/templates/Page____6207.aspx


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Pakistan - People's Republic of China Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods ( Early harvest programme has been operational since 1 January 2006. See more on http://www.commerce.gov.pk/PCEHP.asp

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

South Asian Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods (No provisions for coverage of agricultural goods) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Introduced at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the South Asian Free Trade Area created a free trading zone that reaches 1.4 billion people.   The SAFTA contains zero customs duty on practically all products.

 http://www.saarc-sec.org/data/summit12/saftaagreement.pdf


view details

Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries

AlgeriaAlgeria
ArgentinaArgentina
BeninBenin
BoliviaBolivia
BrazilBrazil
CameroonCameroon
ChileChile
ColombiaColombia
CubaCuba
EcuadorEcuador
EgyptEgypt
GhanaGhana
GuineaGuinea
GuyanaGuyana
IranIran
IraqIraq
LibyaLibya
MexicoMexico
MoroccoMorocco
MozambiqueMozambique
NicaraguaNicaragua
NigeriaNigeria
PeruPeru
SudanSudan
Tanzania, United Republic OfTanzania, United Republic Of
Trinidad And TobagoTrinidad And Tobago
TunisiaTunisia
VenezuelaVenezuela
ZimbabweZimbabwe

Area of Cooperation

Global Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 1988

In Force Date

January 1, 1989

Summary

The Global System of Trade Preferences arose out of the United Nations Group of 77. The Group first appeared interested in 1976 to develop a global system of trade for developing countries. Over years of negotiations, the agreement was signed by the participating members of the Group of 77. The members are currently looking to expand their economic ties to other developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
http://www.unctadxi.org/templates/Page____6207.aspx


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India - Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 1998

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Trade has grown immensely among the two countries since the signing of a trade agreement. India is the 4th largest investor in Sri Lanka and their economic, political and social relationship remains close. India grants nearly 1/6th of its total development credit to Sri Lanka. Currently both countries are looking to establish a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
http://commerce.nic.in/ilfta.htm


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South Asian Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods (No provisions for coverage of agricultural goods) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Introduced at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the South Asian Free Trade Area created a free trading zone that reaches 1.4 billion people.   The SAFTA contains zero customs duty on practically all products.

 http://www.saarc-sec.org/data/summit12/saftaagreement.pdf


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