September 21, 2021 | Leave a comment

[1] These agreements generally focus “on a chapter that provides for preferential tariff treatment,” but they often contain “trade facilitation and regulatory clauses in areas such as investment, intellectual property, government procurement, technical standards, and sanitary and phytosanitary issues.” [2] A free trade agreement is a pact between two or more nations to reduce import and export barriers between them. Under a free trade policy, goods and services can be bought and sold across international borders without customs duties, quotas, subsidies or state prohibitions hindering their trade. Governments that have a free trade policy or agreement do not necessarily give up all controls on imports and exports or eliminate all protectionist policies. .

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