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Authors: 
Weerth, Carsten
Year of Publication: 
2009
Citation: 
[Journal:] Global Trade and Customs Journal [ISSN:] 1569-755X [Year:] 2009 [Volume:] 4 [Issue:] 6 [Pages:] 211
Abstract: 
Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are growing more and more important in the global trade in goods and services. Between 1958 and 2005, 141 RTAs concerning the trade in goods were indicated to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Secretariat (since 1995 the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat); from 1958 to 1989, 25 RTAs were founded, from 1990 to 2005, 116 RTAs were founded. The WTO is forecasting about 400 active RTAs in 2010. The WTO has now launched a new database on RTAs. This database on RTAs (the so-called RTA-Information System, RTA-IS) contains all the relevant documentation received by the WTO following notification by a WTO member that an RTA has been established.
Subjects: 
Trade
Regional Integration
WTO
Regional Trade Agreements
JEL: 
K33
F53
Additional Information: 
Self-archiving of author’s post-print (accepted paper) for scientific use only on personal page in RePec (e.g. https://authors.repec.org) according to publishers policies as documented on SHERPA/ROMEO database under URL: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1569-755X/en//. Copyright-holder is Kluwer Law International.
Document Type: 
Book Review

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