Negotiating Free Trade Agreements: A Guide, 2005

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Negotiating Free Trade Agreements: A Guide, 2005

Publication Number

Published Date

December 2005

Type of Publication

Reports

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Other APEC Groups and Initiatives, Members Selected Publications

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Pages

155

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Description

This guide is a practical introduction to the negotiation of free trade agreements. It is aimed particularly at those who may be involved in such negotiations for the first time, and it seeks to explain the main negotiating steps needed to arrive at an agreement and to make it enter into force.

  • Preface
  • Before the negotiations begin
  • The APEC best-practice principles
  • The multilateral rules for free-trade agreements
  • Trade in goods
  • Rules of origin
  • Trade facilitation
  • Trade in services
  • Investment
  • Business mobility
  • Government procurement
  • The rest of the agreement
  • Preparing the agreement for entry into force
  • Hints on drafting the agreement
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography