Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) Database

Mapping international trade agreements and exploring causes and effects.

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EU Vietnam Trade Talks

  EU hopes for new impetus in Vietnam trade talks: See Ashton praises EU relations with Vietnam: See via WTO: on negotiations : See,d.bGE via NewEurope: EU split over ...

7th round of Trade in Services Agreement negotiations chaired by the United States – Geneva, June 23-27

Wikileaks released TiSA – Financial Service annexes text: Info:   Lobby against TiSA:!141228/   Lobby for TisA: ...

Switzerland and China launch PTA

Switzerland and China launch free trade Agreement See: in force since 1st July 2014 …despite slow process during the negotiations:   Switzerland and it’s PTA Network: Chinese ...

5th round of TTIP starts today in Arlington (19-23 May)

To be discussed there:  trade in goods and services; investment; regulatory issues; sanitary and phytosanitary measures; government procurement; intellectual property rights; electronic commerce and telecommunications; environment; labor; small and medium-sized ...

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The DESTA project is funded in an initial phase by the NCCR Trade Regulation, a 12-year research programme financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The leading house is the World Trade Institute, University of Bern. For more information, please contact us.