Itc Trade Agreements

One of LegaCarta`s objectives is to encourage countries to participate in the definition of international trade rules, rather than simply receiving such rules. To this end, the attention of national legal and economic communities should be drawn to the existence and activities of important institutions that shape the rules of international trade. The LegaCarta covers a wide range of trade-related issues (contracts, customs, dispute resolution, environment, finance, good governance, intellectual property, investments, transport and telecommunications), explanations of each instrument, updated ratification tables, country analysis profiles. These rules are overseen by 28 different international organizations. The project makes scientists and policy makers available to the public and uses the most advanced text-as data techniques to analyze it. The series provides information on recent trade policy trends by providing up-to-date statistics on the use and medium-term evolution of different trade policy instruments. The LegaCarta was designed as part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 8, which aims to „develop an open, rules-based, predictable and non-discriminatory trading and financial system“ and includes „a commitment to good governance.“ As a practical application, the LegaCarta is an instrument that helps integrate trade into development strategies and establish a national legal framework conducive to trade to combat trade and poverty. The Commission`s report will relate to the Uruguay Round agreements; the North American Free Trade Agreement and its successor, the USMCA; and free trade agreement with Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and five Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua), Israel, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru and Singapore. Trade Treaties Map is a multilingual web tool that provides information on more than 270 multilateral and trade-related commercial contracts. It was designed primarily to help policy makers and ISTs optimize their country`s legal framework for international trade. But LegaCarta is also a global public good of the ITC, open to all and of particular interest to lawyers, lawyers, law professors, researchers, PhD students and university students. This annual publication is a product of the UNCTAD secretariat.