Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) Database

Mapping international trade agreements and exploring causes and effects.

News and updates

15. January 2015: Australia Japan PTA enters into force

Joint Statement on the Entry into Force. See Japan-Australian Economic Partnership Agreement – a snapshot: See Implementation Timeline: See 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 Iran-Turkey preferential trade agreement takes effect: See ...

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 ...

EU Ecuador signed trade agreement on 12 December – expected to be in force in 2016

See Official text to be found here: Negotiations launched in June 2007. See Negotiations were overshadowed by the longstanding banana dispute between the EU and a group of Latin ...

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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.