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SCRC Article Library: List of International Trade Agreements: Tariff and Tax in International Trade

List of International Trade Agreements: Tariff and Tax in International Trade

Published on: Jan, 15, 2011

by: Winston Cockburn, MBA '05 Michael Johnston , MBA '05 Steven Edwards, Co-Director SCRC North Carolina State University

List of International Trade Agreements (1)

p. African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group)

Established
6 June 1975

Aim
to manage their preferential economic and aid relationship with the EU

Members (77)
Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Andean Community of Nations (CAN)
Note – formerly known as the Andean Group (AG), the Andean Parliament, and most recently as the Andean Common Market (Ancom)

Established
26 May 1969; present name established 1 October 1992; effective -16 October 1969

Aim
to promote harmonious development through economic integration

Members (5)
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela

Arab Cooperation Council (ACC)

Established
16 February 1989

Aim
to promote economic cooperation and integration, possibly leading to an Arab Common Market

Members (4)
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen; note – the ACC has remained inactive since the Gulf crisis

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Established
7 November 1989

Aim
to promote trade and investment in the Pacific basin

Members (21)
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, NZ, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, US, Vietnam

Observers (3)
Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Pacific Islands Forum

Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone (BSEC)

Established
25 June 1992

Aim
to enhance regional stability through economic cooperation

Members (11)
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine

Observers (9)
Austria, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Tunisia

Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom)

Established
4 July 1973; effective – 1 August 1973

Aim
to promote economic integration and development, especially among the less developed countries

Members (15)
Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

Associate members (4)
Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands

Observers (8)
Aruba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Venezuela

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Established
4 January 1960; effective – 3 May 1960

Aim
to promote expansion of free trade

Members (4)
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Established
17 December 1992

Aim
to eliminate trade barriers, promote fair competition, increase investment opportunities, provide protection of intellectual property rights, create procedures to settle disputes

Members (3)
Canada, Mexico, US

Reference:

(1) http://www.cia.gov/

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