| Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC)|
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies. APEC has since
become the primary regional vehicle for promoting open trade and economic cooperation among its 18 member economies.
ASEAN aims to promote the economic, social and cultural development of the region through co-operative programmes; to safeguard the political and economic stability of the region against big power rivalry; and to serve as a forum for the resolution of intra-regional differences.
| Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)|
COMESA was created in 1994 to encourage cooperation between nations in Eastern and Southern Africa. Its primary concern is the creation of a large economic and trading unit.
The Economic Community of West African States is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in all fields of economic activity.
| European Free Trade Association (EFTA)|
EFTA was founded in 1960 with the purpose of removing trade barriers between its member nations, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
| European Union|
| Free Trade of the Americas (FTAA)|
| Maastricht Treaty|
South America's treaty establishing a Common Market between the Argentine Republic. the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Paraguay and the Eastern Republic of Uruguay
| Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)
| North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Secretariat|
Organization of American States |
Links to the text of trade agreements, including WTO/GATT, Group of Three and NAFTA
| Trade and Related Agreements |
From the US Trade Compliance Center
| WTO/GATT Research |
Background history and research from LLRX.
| World Trade Organization|
The WTO provides the principal contractual obligations determining how governments frame and implement domestic trade legislation and regulations.