Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) Database

Mapping international trade agreements and exploring causes and effects.
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News and updates

8th round of the TTIP negotiations(2-6 February, Brussels)

Stakeholders Event during the 8th round of Negotiations: http://www.sice.oas.org/TPD/USA_EU/Negotiations/8th_round_e.pdf TTIP final day press conference: http://www.sice.oas.org/TPD/USA_EU/Negotiations/8th_round_Final_day_press_conference.pdf This was the 1st round taking place under the new European Commission. See http://www.vieuws.eu/foreign-affairs/brussels-briefing-on-trade-all-you-need-to-know-for-february-2-16/ EU negotiations texts online. See http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1230 ...

15. January 2015: Australia Japan PTA enters into force

Joint Statement on the Entry into Force. See http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2015-01-15/joint-statement-entry-force-agreement-between-japan-and-australia-economic http://www.tax-news.com/news/AustraliaJapan_Trade_Deal_Enters_Into_Force____66988.html Japan-Australian Economic Partnership Agreement – a snapshot: See http://www.dfat.gov.au/fta/jaepa/snapshot/ Implementation Timeline: See http://www.dfat.gov.au/fta/jaepa/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-implementation-timeline.html Negotiations started 23 April 2007 – 15 rounds of negotiations ...

Two PTAs became effective by the New Year

Canada and South Korea Celebrate Entry into Force of Free Trade Agreement: See http://libyannewswire.com/52145.html/canada-and-south-korea-celebrate-entry-into-force-of-free-trade-agreement/ Iran-Turkey preferential trade agreement takes effect: See http://iranian.com/external/iran-turkey-preferential-trade-agreement-takes-effect-43458 ...

Update to treaty list

The list of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) in the download section now includes all agreements signed up to December 2014. Moreover, we added a dyadic version of the DESTA list ...

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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.