Bilateral trade agreement

Bilateral trade agreement

A Bilateral trade agreement (BTA) is a trade agreement between any two countries, usually in order to reduce tariffs and quotas on items traded between themselves. A BTA may be either preferential, wherein benefits and obligations apply only to the two signatories, or most-favored, which applies terms that are already given to other nations under similar agreements.

ee also

*List of international trade topics
*List of free trade agreements
*List of trade blocs
*Trade creation
*Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR)

External links

* [http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Agreements/Bilateral/Section_Index.html U.S. bilateral trade agreements] , from the Office of the United States Trade Representative
* [http://www.bilaterals.org/ Bilaterals.org] , an activist group that works to oppose bilateral arrangements "that are opening countries to the deepest forms of penetration by transnational corporations"
* [http://www.cfr.org/publication/10890/ "Rise in Bilateral Free Trade Agreements."] Council on Foreign Relations Backgrounder, June 13, 2006


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