In December 1998, India and Sri Lanka signed a free trade agreement, with India agreeing to drop tariffs on a wide range of Sri Lankan products within three years, while Sri Lanka agreed to lift tariffs on Indian products for eight years. Afghanistan has bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs: Like other free trade and investment agreements, they are working to lift all trade restrictions. The rules of origin applicable to products from a country are set out in a protocol on origin annexed to the specific agreement between the EU and the country concerned. The preface (other languages), published in November 2020 by Sabine Weyand, Director-General of DG Trade, provides an overview of the successes achieved in 2019 and the ongoing work for the EU`s 36 main preferential trade agreements. The working document attached by the Commission services contains detailed information under the trade and partner agreements. EFTA has concluded bilateral agreements with the following countries – including dependent territories – and blocs: below you will find the list of the EU`s trading partner countries with links to the respective protocols of origin. The EU has concluded free trade agreements (LEAs) with countries around the world. Beyond the usual chapter that provides for preferential tariff treatment, these agreements often contain trade facilitation clauses and regulatory rules in areas such as investment, intellectual property, government procurement, technical standards, and sanitary and phytosanitary issues. The EU has concluded trade agreements with these countries/regions, but both sides are negotiating an update. The European Commission reports annually on the implementation of its main trade agreements during the previous calendar year. In some circumstances, trade negotiations with a trading partner have been concluded, but they have not yet been signed or ratified.
This means that the negotiations are over, but no part of the agreement is yet in force. Browse online Documents General documents related to regional trade agreements are coded WT/REG/*. As part of the Doha Trade Negotiation Mandate, they use TN/RL/* (* accepting additional values). These links open a new window: leave a moment before the results are displayed. Other free trade agreements, such as those negotiated by the United States, are much broader and cover other topics such as services and investment.