Regional trade agreements

While negotiations are ongoing in the DDA in respect of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs), the WTO also reviews these agreements. The Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (CTRA) is mandated to discuss the agreements that are notified to the WTO. The Committee on Trade and Development is also involved in the process when RTAS are also notified under the so-called Enabling Clause. The EU takes a keen and active interest in reviewing RTAs to ensure that they genuinely uphold the multilateral trading system.

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