Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) Database

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

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 ...

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

See http://www.ecuadortimes.net/2014/12/12/ecuador-eu-sign-free-trade-agreement-will-applied-2016/ Official text to be found here: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:L:2012:354:FULL&from=EN Negotiations launched in June 2007. See http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1156. 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.