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83 An offence under Article XXIV:5 would be difficult to prove, since the internal rules that have their face as ORC have not become more restrictive after the formation of the RTA than before the creation; only the rules for imports from the RTA party have been changed. 78 The compensation requirement for a producer provides that the permitted import volume is limited to a certain percentage of the value of the producer`s export earnings. Online Research Documents General documents relating to regional trade agreements carry the WT/REG document code. As part of the Doha Agenda trade negotiations mandate, they use TN/RL/O (additional values needed). These links open a new window: Allow a moment for the results to appear. General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS): GATS is a legally binding framework for international trade in services. See also related instruments. Deep trade agreements are an important institutional infrastructure for regional integration. They reduce business costs and set many rules in which economies are active. If designed effectively, they can improve political cooperation between countries and thus promote international trade and international investment, economic growth and social well-being. Studies by the World Bank Group show that all of the above agreements are in fact free trade agreements, but for a variety of reasons, members prefer to name them under another name.

In many cases, these names reflect the broader scope of agreements: many recent free trade agreements go beyond the scope of traditional trade agreements and cover areas such as public procurement, competition, intellectual property, sustainable development, labour and the environment, etc. 53 See Pauwelyn, p. 27, 141. Pauwelyn argues that the requirement must be replaced by the requirement that the impugned measure “be part” of the formation of regional regulation in accordance with Article XXIV. The Pauwelyn necessity test would legitimise Turkey`s quantitative limitation, since it will be implemented as part of the harmonisation of the external trade policy of the customs union between the EC and Turkey, in accordance with Article XXIV:8 (a) ii). 61 In the trade negotiations leading up to the negotiations on the free trade agreement, the US authorities argued that Korean tax and regulatory practices unfairly penalize larger motor cars. See CRS Report for Congress, South Korea-US Economic Relations: Cooperation, Friction and Future Prospects, July 1, 2004, Order Code RL 30566, 11-12. 94 As noted in the “Internal Regulations” section, the measures are not within the scope of Section XXIV. See the corresponding text of note 75.

Regional trade agreements (ATRs) have increased over the years and have achieved a significant increase in the major multilateral agreements being negotiated.