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Highlights
Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs)
Definition
Support to regional trade arrangements (e.g. SADC, ASEAN, FTAA, ACP/EU); elaboration of rules of origin and introduction of special and differential treatment in RTAs.
Description
Covers both intra and extra regional trade liberalisation. Elaboration of rules of origin and introduction of special and differential treatment in regional trading arrangements. Support to negotiations on WTO rules on RTAs. Support to regional negotiations on transfer of technology. Support to negotiations within ASEAN, SADC, FTAA, ACP/EU, etc.
Reference to WTO mandate
Doha Ministerial Declaration, par. 29
Examples of typical activities
Assistance to developing countries to help them to participate in RTAs negotiations and to prepare to take advantage of an agreement; training of RTA’s Secretariats.

 

 
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