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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (excluding Core Air transport services and financial services) Government procurement, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility, Labor and Environmental Standards, Capacity Building

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement was concluded in 2005.  The Agreement has previously been know as the Pacific Tree FTA; however, upon the entry of Brunei, it changed to its current title.  It spans three continents, the first FTA to do so, and it seeks to connect the economies of the involved countries.  Most of the tariffs were eliminated upon entry into force as well as immediate market access.

http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Trade-and-Economic-Relations/0--Trade-archive/0--Trade-agreements/Trans-Pacific/0-sep-index.php


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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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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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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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Agreement between the United States of America and the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic on Trade Relations

United States of AmericaUnited States of America

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Government Procurement, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

http://www.bilaterals.org/IMG/pdf/US-LA_FTA.pdf


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Laos - Thailand Preferential Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 1991

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Laos - Thailand Preferential Trade Agreement


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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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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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Japan - Malaysia Economic Partnership Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Investment, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Under the Agreement, both countries will work to eliminate all tariffs within ten years. The partnership will allow Japanese firms to move into the Malaysian car market. The tariffs on Japanese cars will be eliminated by 2015. Trade in Japan is expected to increase as Japan is Malaysia’s third largest trading partner. JMEPA will strengthen the economic ties between the two countries and remains a solid basis for the facilitation of trade between the countries.
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/malaysia/epa/index.html


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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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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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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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European Free Trade Assoc.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

IcelandIceland
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
NorwayNorway
SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2002

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

In force since 2003, the Free Trade Agreement between the EFTA States and Singapore encompasses trade in goods, services and investments. EFTA's agreement with Singapore is the most substantive agreement regarding services that EFTA has entered. The agreement allows for both foreign and domestic investments. A joint committee oversees the Agreement.
http://secretariat.efta.int/Web/ExternalRelations/PartnerCountries/Singapore


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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 - 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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Japan - Singapore Economic Agreement for a New-Age Partnership

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor and Environmental Standards

Sign Date

January 1, 2002

In Force Date

January 1, 2002

Summary

The JSEPA strives for better market access as well as national treatment conditions. The Japan Singapore agreement is the model agreement for Japan as it was its first EPA. Not only does it cover tariff reduction, JESPA synchronizes customs procedures and addresses the movement of people.
http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta/pdf/FTA_JSEPA_Agreement.pdf


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Korea - Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor and Environmental Standards, Capacity Building

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The “Korea - Singapore Free Trade Agreement“ will allow all Korean exports to enter tariff-free to Singapore. The Korean market will also be opened to various Singapore services. Singapore will support Korea’s expansion into ASEAN while Korea will provide a bridge for Singapore to enter Northeast Asia.
http://docsonline.wto.org/DDFDocuments/t/WT/REG/210-1.doc


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New Zealand - Singapore Closer Economic Partnership

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation

Sign Date

January 1, 2000

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

One of the most comprehensive trade agreements entered into by New Zealand, The New Zealand – Singapore Closer Economic Partnership address goods, services, investment and barriers.   Through the agreement, New Zealand has set up its first technology center in Singapore encouraging international business.  Economic cooperation and the overall market access has improved significant with the agreement.  Under the agreement, both countries will: eliminate tariffs (allowing numerous Singapore exports to gain preferential market access), liberalize service sectors, commit to a set of rules and framework, establish a Mutual Recognition agreement and establish a government procurement market.

http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta/pdf/anzscep.pdf


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Singapore - Australia Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

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

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Singapore – Australia Free Trade Agreement was signed in 2002 after 10 rounds of meetings and negotiations.  SAFTA will be the first bilateral free trade agreement the Australia has entered into, as the last one was in 1983 with New Zealand.  According to the agreement, all tariffs will be eliminated, Australian exporters will gain more market access and the market will be more open and predictable.  Investors from Singapore will have more opportunities to invest in   Australia.  The customs procedures will be improved and Singapore will have access to the Australian workforce.  The FTA will not only benefit the economies of both countries but the service industry as well.

http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta/pdf/FTA_SAFTA_Agreement.pdf


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Singapore - Jordan Free Trade Agreement

JordanJordan

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (Financial, Communications and Transportation - with the exception of core air transport), Investment, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Singapore-Jordan Free Trade Agree is a first for both.  It is the first FTA Singapore has signed with a Middle Eastern country and Jordan’s first with an Asian country.  Along with signing the FTA, both countries created a Bilateral Investment Treaty.  Singapore hopes to gain deeper access to the Middle Eastern region through Jordan.    The agreement encourages business alliances, exploration and opportunities.  Upon implementation, products from Jordan will receive no customs duties and those coming from Singapore will see a gradual reduction of customs duties.

http://www.jftp.gov.jo/Singapore.htm


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Singapore - Panama Free Trade Agreement

PanamaPanama

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (excluding air transport), Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Panama-Singapore Free Trade Agreement was signed in 2006 after 3 rounds of negotiations.  It is Singapore’s first FTA with a  Latin American country.  As Panama is home to the second largest free trade zone, it will provide Singapore an opening into the Americas.  A comprehensive agreement, the PSFTA will open up the markets of both countries and enhance investment and collaboration.

http://app.fta.gov.sg/data///fta/Panama-Sg FTA/Singapore Consolidated Text Feb 06 - for printing.pdf


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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (excluding Core Air transport services and financial services) Government procurement, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility, Labor and Environmental Standards, Capacity Building

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement was concluded in 2005.  The Agreement has previously been know as the Pacific Tree FTA; however, upon the entry of Brunei, it changed to its current title.  It spans three continents, the first FTA to do so, and it seeks to connect the economies of the involved countries.  Most of the tariffs were eliminated upon entry into force as well as immediate market access.

http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Trade-and-Economic-Relations/0--Trade-archive/0--Trade-agreements/Trans-Pacific/0-sep-index.php


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United States - Singapore Free Trade Agreement

United States of AmericaUnited States of America

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (Telecommunications, Financial Services Excluded Air Transportation), Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility, Labor and Environmental Standards

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The first FTA signed by President Bush, the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, expands the United States market access. Upon entry, Singapore will eliminate all tariffs on US goods. The United States’ 15th largest trading partner is Singapore.  The agreement contains both WTO-plus and NAFTA-plus commitments thus giving it the reputation as a landmark agreement.  It is also the first FTA between the United States and an Asian country.   The agreement will support US growth and support its establishment of other agreements with ASEAN countries.

http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta/pdf/FTA_USSFTA_Agreement_Final.pdf


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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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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Laos - Thailand Preferential Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 1991

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Laos - Thailand Preferential Trade Agreement


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People's Republic of China - Thailand Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

agriculture

Sign Date

December 31, 1969

In Force Date

January 1, 2003

Summary

People's Republic of China - Thailand Free Trade Agreement


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Thailand - Australia Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods: Agriculture, Meat, Horticulture, Dairy, Sugar, Wine, Processed food and beverages, automotive, services, investment, intellectual property, dispute settlement, trade facilitation, labor mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

In Force since 2005, the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) is a market opening agreement which allows Australian products greater access.  Upon entry into force, Thailand eliminated more than half of its tariff, which over a significant amount of Australian exports. While Australian exports were previously pushed out of the Thailand market due to quotas and high tariffs, it now has access in numerous areas.

http://www.thaifta.com/english/eng_au.html


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Thailand - New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor and Environmental Standards

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

In force since 2005, the New Zealand-Thailand Closer Economic Partnership (CEP) will open up the Thailand market to New Zealand exporters.  All tariffs on New Zealand goods to Thailand will be eliminated by 2025 and New Zealand will eliminate all tariffs on Thai goods by 2015. The New Zealand government said in a press statement, "The CEP is seen by both sides to be not just of economic importance but also of strategic importance. It will make both countries more competitive in the global market place by encouraging Thais and New Zealanders to pool their expertise, ideas, technology and resources.”

http://www.mft.govt.nz/tradeagreements/thainzcep/pdfs/thainzcep-december2004.pdf


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Thailand - People's Republic of China Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Limited to agricultural products, the Thai-China Free Trade Agreement entered into force in 2003, and negotiations on a more comprehensive agreement are expected to conclude before 2010.

http://english.people.com.cn/200506/19/eng20050619_191069.html


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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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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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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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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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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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